An important update regarding COVID19:

Economic Development

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Coronavirus Resources (COVID-19): Information for Businesses

Together, We're Walnut "REDI"

Retain, Enhance, Draw, and Improve

As the situation surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, the City of Walnut wants to assure you that we are here to help! Our mission, especially during the declared Local State of Emergency, is to exceed the expectations of the people of Walnut, and continue to support a prosperous business environment. 

The list of Resources provided below are continually updated to ensure that Businesses, Employers and Employees, and Individuals have access to all COVID-19 relief programs that are available. Please follow the hyperlinks for additional information, as in most cases eligible businesses and nonprofit organizations must proactively reach out for assistance. 

The City of Walnut currently has a listing of restaurants who are open to serve the community during the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you are interested in being added to the City's Restaurant Takeout & Delivery Directory, please see the information below.

City of Walnut - Restaurant Directory Application Questions
City of Walnut - Restaurant Directory (Updated 4.21.20)

Available Resources

LA County - Great Plates Delivered Program 

The County of Los Angeles is introducing the Great Plates Delivered Program to provide home delivered meals for our most vulnerable, and to produce essential economic stimulus to local businesses. 

For Individuals

Individuals may qualify to receive meals if you: 

  • Meet age requirements:
    • Are 65 or older; OR
    • Are 60-64 and have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 or are at high risk as defined by the CDC
  • Living alone or with one other program-eligible adult
  • Are not currently receiving assistance from other state or federal nutrition assistance programs, like CalFresh/SNAP or Meals on Wheels
  • Earn less than $74,940 (single) or $101,460 (two-person household)
  • Have difficulty accessing food resources or preparing your own meals
  • Live in unincorporated LA County or a city that does not have its own ‘Great Plates Delivered’ program

To Enroll, call 2-1-1

 For Restaurants 

To participate, restaurants must: 

  1. Fill out a Food Provider Interest Form with the State of California. Click HERE to access the form. 
  2. If selection criteria are met based on the Food Provider Interest Form, LA County will reach out to select restaurants to fill out the official application for the program, which includes additional eligibility requirements. 

For additional information on the program, and program requirements, click HERE

LA County Great Plates Delivered Program

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Emergency Loans, Small Business Guide and Checklist

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. 

Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if the borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. 

The administration has released initial guidelines; they are available at  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals check eligibility and prepare to file for a loan. 

Small Businesses and sole proprietors can begin applying on April 3, 2020. Independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply beginning on April 10, 2020. 

Coronavirus Emergency Loans, Small Business Guide and Checklist 

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program 

The Paycheck Protection Program, established by the CARES Act, is implemented by the Small Business Administration, and provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. 

Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards. 

Information from the U.S. Department of Treasury 

Small Business Administration Funding Programs 

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to include:


The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Click HERE to access this site, which includes links on: Financial and Technical Assistance for Small Business, Labor and Workforce Support, and Business Taxes. 

Los Angeles County Development Authority

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved the Small Business Recovery Loan Program that is available to eligible businesses located in the Los Angeles County area. 

To be considered for eligibility, businesses must have 25 or fewer employees and have been operating for a minimum of 2 years.   The maximum loan amount is $20,000 with an interest rate of 2.44%.   The loan term is 5 years with no payments of principal or interest due for the first 12 months.  All loans will be underwritten but no collateral is needed.   

For additional information, and to access the application, click HERE

Additional Employee/ Employer Resources

Below are links to a variety of sources that may be of assistance to you. We encourage you to review each one. There's a brief description of what you will find before clicking through.

Employment Development Department 

Employment-related Q&A for both the Employer and Employee

Visit Page

 EDD Employment Development Department State of California Home

Labor & Workforce Development Agency 

Guidance for Employers and Employees, Paid Sick & Family Leave, and Unemployment

Visit Page

Home Page

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 

Tax Relief and Guidance 

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Southern California Edison 

Tools & Resources for Businesses 

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 Southern California Edison

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

What You Need to Know & How to Protect Yourself

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California Department of Public Health 

Public Health & Guidance 

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California State Treasurer 

Resources & Relief Programs 

Visit Page 

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Resources for Federal Benefits

Visit Page - Your Path to Government Benefits

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Resources & Guidance 

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ACCOIN Small Business Loans 

Resources for Small Businesses

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Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal) 

Resources for Southern California Businesses

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 OCIE Small Business Development Center 

Virtual Business Consulting 

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 Lead Center – Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network


Walnut is an economically strong Community with tremendous buying power. The median household income and rate of home ownership are substantially higher than other successful retail cities such as Arcadia, Glendale and Irvine. Additionally, the median home value is also lower, allowing for a higher discretionary income. As a Community, we agree that carefully planned economic development is necessary to our continued economic stability and quality of life. We invite you to come prosper with us.

Detailed Walnut Community Profile

Sales Tax Reporting
The City of Walnut contracts with Hdl Companies for sales tax reporting. It's important to note that the below reports are formulated on a cash basis only; retroactive adjustments and double payments are not factored out.

2017 Tax Reporting
Top 25 Sales Tax Producers
Total Sales Tax Revenue  (Calendar Year)
Fourth Quarter
Third Quarter
Second Quarter
First Quarter

2016 Tax Reporting
Top 25 Sales Tax Producers
Total Sales Tax Revenue
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

2015 Tax Reporting
Top 25 Sales Tax Producers
Total Sales Tax Revenue
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

2014 Tax Reporting
Top 25 Sales Tax Producers
Total Sales Tax Revenue
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

If you would like to explore the many opportunities the City of Walnut has to offer you, simply contact our Economic Development Division. We will be happy to arrange a site visit or provide you with more information.


Justin Carlson, City Planner -
Joelle Guerra, Senior Management Analyst -

City of Walnut Economic Development Department
21201 La Puente Road
Walnut, CA 91789
(909) 595-7543




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