The largest employment sectors in the city are education and health, as well as professional and management jobs.
Notable business centers include The Alhambra Campus at Fremont and Mission, a 45-acre urban community with more than 20 office buildings encompassing more than one million square feet, grouped around a central courtyard with lush gardens and fountains, as well as helipad access. In 2001, its owner, the Ratkovich Company, won the CREW Los Angeles Renaissance Award for “project renovation that has played a critical role in revitalizing Southern California.” Current campus tenants include Alliant International University, county of
Los Angeles, and the Keck School of Medicine of USC – Master of Health Program and Health Behavior Research.
The Mission Palm Corridor includes a variety of small to medium-sized companies, most of which are involved in light manufacturing, distribution and service-type work. The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is also located in this area at 500 S. Marengo Ave.
The Garfield Corridor offers a wealth of medical and professional office suites. Among them is the Pacific Orthopaedic & Medical Center at 701 S. Garfield Ave. and Advanced Diagnostic & Surgical Center at 1668 S. Garfield Ave.
The Alhambra Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of the business community by maintaining a strong liaison with the Alhambra City Council and city staff. The Chamber is the eyes, ears and voice of the business community. It works daily with local and regional government and business-related agencies to promote business interests and to keep the community vital through a dynamic commercial sector. The Chamber is located at 104 S. First St., Alhambra. To contact the Chamber, phone 626-282-8481.