In addition to business attraction, the City of Lancaster has once again been named Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County among cities with a population of 50,000 or greater by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). Lancaster is the first city in the history of the program to receive the award twice, with a previous win in 2007.

To continue strengthening this business-friendly atmosphere, the City of Lancaster also extended the Building Incentive Stimulus Program for new commercial properties and existing home tracts. For new commercial and industrial development, development impact fees will be deferred from building permit issuance to the Certificate of Occupancy. This program will be in effect from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 in order to help stimulate the local job market, eliminate blight and nuisances, increase property values, and encourage developers to continue building in the City of Lancaster.

Think Engineering –

Test Design and Planning, Experimental Fixture Design, Systems/Project Engineering, Structure Design/Analysis, CNC 5axis Machining Capability, Test Facility Setup, Assembly and Checkout, Failure Modes Testing, Component/Assembly Testing, Instrumentation/Data Acquisition, Material Coupon Testing.

Lancaster Alloys Company –

Formed in 1993 by a small group of engineers and experienced technicians in the aircraft and aerospace industry with one goal in mind, “Produce the finest quality welding wire available at competitive prices and quick deliveries”. Manufactures and distributes welding wire world-wide with the capacity to process 1,000 lbs. per week of raw material into various diameters and forms of finished product. Once again, welcome to The Lancaster Alloys Website. We hope you will find it helpful and informative in your everyday welding and purchasing activities.

J&R MachineWorks – CNC Machining

PRS Manufacturing USA –

Proprietary superior quality Plastic Injection Molded products to the Irrigation and Power and Telecommunication Industries. As an Injection Custom Mold company, PRS Manufacturing USA manufactures products for the Military, Construction, Landscaping, Aerospace, Commercial, Water Conservation, and Mining Industries. PRS Manufacturing USA also has Blow Molding capabilities.

Angel Capacitors

Electronic Capacitors

Griff Industries, Inc. –

Manufactures and markets disposable and re-usable medical products for operating room applications. Also offers designing, mould building, and moulding services, including second operation and packaging services.

Pacific Seismic Products –

Manufactures ASCE 25-06 listed seismic actuated valves for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Morton Manufacturing –

The leading supplier of nickel-alloy bolts

Flip Perillo

Grinding, Hot Heading, and Thread Rolling, CNC.

Fastenal –

Largest fastener distributor

Incotec –

Advanced fastener coatings

BRW Control

Vending machine security equipment


Established leader in Southern California in the design and manufacture of custom cable harnesses and molded assemblies. Specializing in engineered custom designs with the shortest lead times in the industry, RND is the right choice for customers looking to optimize production, and lower overall costs.

Simulations Plus –

The leading developer of Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion and Toxicity (ADMET) and Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling and simulation software for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology, industrial chemical, cosmetic, herbicide, and food ingredient industries today. Our software allows pharmaceutical scientists to predict certain key potential endpoints and dynamics, in silico, thereby reducing research & development costs and helping clients make better projects decisions… sooner.

Worldwide Plastics

Plastic Fabrication

Artisan Creations Inc –

Medical Tool Manufacturer

Deutrel Industries –

Water treatment formulas, organic fertilizers, and ecologically safe products for home use.

Behold 3dMe –

On demand 3d Printing

Ruggles Fabrication –

Manufacturing, Mining, Utilities, Agriculture, Fishing

B M Green Enterprises Inc –

Tiger Manufacturing CO –

J & G Forest Products 

Landscape products


Palmdale continues to be the destination for businesses to start, relocate and above all, grow! As a result, residents have greater opportunities to shop, dine and work close to home. We have created some excellent business parks and retail corridors for businesses to thrive and we continue to attract potential manufacturers to come to Palmdale to take advantage of all that we have to offer – a skilled workforce, outstanding retail and restaurants, beautiful parks and amenities and affordable housing.

$891 million contract

Kinkisharyo International, from Osaka Japan, is a light rail car manufacturer that has been customizing solutions for urban transit agencies worldwide. After designing and manufacturing more than ten thousand railcars, Kinkisharyo has become the number one supplier of low-floor light rail vehicles in North America.

Kinkisharyo received an $891 million dollar railcar contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to deliver 235 cars for use on the region’s expanding light-rail network. Kinkisharyo is currently setting up their manufacturing facility at Site 9, in Palmdale and looking to hire more than 150 employees for the facility.

• More than 800 construction jobs for 3 years
• 35 high-paying full-time jobs
• $5 million into the local economy annualy

Summit Power Group LLC, an energy project developer from Seattle, Washington, has been approved to purchase the 570 megawatt Palmdale Power Plant project. The 570 megawatt project, hailed by the EPA as a “model for power plants across the nation,” and the “cleanest power plant ever permitted,” will provide more than 800 construction jobs for up to 3 years, 35 high-paying full time jobs to operate the plant and dozens of support jobs and will infuse $5 million into the local economy annually. In August 2011, after three years of intense study and scrutiny, the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved the Palmdale Power Plant, followed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) review and issuance of their permit for the construction and operation of the project. “This is the most scrutinized project in the history of the Antelope Valley,” said Palmdale’s Director of Public Works Mike Mischel.

The Palmdale Power Plant will bring enormous benefits to the Antelope Valley through direct local expenditures, taxes, regional economic benefits, energy and jobs. The project will also pay for a $20 million dollar recycled water interconnect between the treatment plants in Lancaster and Palmdale.


In addition to our great success in the manufacturing sector, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has agreed to transfer the Palmdale Regional Airport back to the City. The transfer is underway and Palmdale is currently exploring new opportunities at Palmdale Regional Airport.