Carson Fact Sheet Share Print Related Links Business Success Stories Carson Fact Sheet Fortune 1000 Companies City of Carson Business Search City of Carson Small Business Survey Results (PDF) A comparison of selected Southern California cities and unincorporated Los Angeles County shows Carson is the most competitive city in the South Bay because of its low cost of doing business and great location. (See the graphs below) THE FACTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES: Carson is the only city in the South Bay shown below with no utility user taxes. Carson Has the second lowest business license fees of the South Bay cities shown below. Carson has the lowest Part 1 crime rate of those cities in the L.A. County basin shown below. Carson has the lowest development and planning fees of the South Bay cities shown below. Based on annual tax for the first $10 million in receipts or the first 100 employees, as applicable, for a manufacturing company.