Doing Business in Upland
The vision for economic development in the City of Upland
A well balanced City where business complements and adds to the quality of life for all who live, work, shop and play in Upland.
The mission statement established to achieve this vision
Facilitate the growth, diversification and stability of the Upland economy; create prosperous income opportunities for all citizens of the City; expand the economy; and provide a sustainable future for Upland.
Obtaining a Business License
The City of Upland welcomes you to its business community. Starting a business can be exciting and challenging. We wish you success in your new venture!
The City of Upland requires all businesses operating within the City limits, including property owners and independent contractors, to obtain a business license and to pay the business license tax prior to commencing business operations.
Please click here for more information on obtaining a business license in the City of Upland. If you need further assistance or help applying for a business license, you are welcome to contact the City of Upland Business Support Center at Upland@hdlgov.com or by phone at (909) 348-0460.
Additional Business Resources
The City has partnered with CoStar Group (CoStar) to gain access to their commercial real estate database which has access to the following:
- Property owner, property manager, and realtor contact information
- Property sale and lease information
- Building, lot, and site information
- Interior and exterior photos of building
To inquire about a specific property, please send request to Liz Chavez, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board and the California Employers Association
San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board and the California Employers Association is providing a series of free workshops for employers, covering a wide range of topics geared towards providing human resources and workforce solutions.
Upland Chamber of Commerce
The Upland Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of the business community, a public relations arm of the City and Upland's "front door" where visitors can come and get information about the City. This information includes not only local sites and areas to visit but also a source of information for business and residential relocation to our City. For more information click here.
San Bernardino Economic Development Agency
The County of San Bernardino Economic Development Agency's Mission is to create, maintain and grow the economic value of the County. The agency focuses on utilizing County resources to spur private investment; assisting companies with site selection, expansion and relocation needs; developing an educated, and high-skilled workforce; and elevating the quality of life for residents. For more information click here.
Upland Heritage was originally founded in 1989 as the Upland Historical Preservation Society by a group of citizens concerned with the destruction of Upland’s historic homes and buildings. The Society has formed historic districts; recognized on the Local and National Registers, brought the Mills Act to Upland, and provide educational materials and workshops to teach about historic preservation. For more information click here.
Historic Downtown Upland
Historic Downtown Upland is a group of downtown merchants who work together to promote and enhance the historic business district. Downtown is made up of nearly 200 businesses providing a diversity of merchandise and services.
Inland Empire Economic Partnership
The Inland Empire Economic Partnership is dedicated to bringing jobs, economic opportunities and a better quality of life to the residents of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. For more information click here.