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About the Area: Burbank

BurbankPoly Plant Project is located in Burbank, California, a wonderful city in which to work and live. Billed as the "Media Capital of the World", many media and entertainment companies are headquartered or have significant production facilities in Burbank, including NBC, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers Entertainment, and Nickelodeon.

Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County, California. In 2007, the city had a population estimated at 108,000. Burbank is located in the eastern region of the San Fernando Valley, about 12 miles (19 km) north and east of downtown Los Angeles. Burbank is located in two distinct areas, with its downtown, civic center and key neighborhoods on the slopes and foothills that rise to the Verdugo Mountains, and other areas in flatlands at the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley.

The entertainment industry is the primary employer of its citizens, who are attracted by the safety and security offered by its own police and fire departments and hospital. And Burbank has many highly rated schools. Other reasons for its appeal include its small-town feel and its close proximity to the area’s thriving night life and award-winning restaurants. Hollywood, downtown LA, Beverly Hills are all within a short distance.

The convenience of a local airport and proximity to major freeways is crucial in today's world, and Burbank is no exception. Bob Hope Airport services 4.9 million travelers per year with seven major carriers and more than 70 flights daily.

California mapBurbank is easily accessible by four Southern California freeways. The Golden State (5) freeway, bisects the city from northwest to southeast, while the Ventura (134) freeway is to the south and the Hollywood freeway (170 & 101) is very close by. These freeways are minutes away from any part of the city of Burbank.

For those who prefer to leave their cars at home, you can take advantage of the Metro which operates public transport throughout Los Angeles County connecting 18,500 stops on 189 bus lines including those in Burbank while commuters can easily access the Metrolink and Amtrak trains for service south into downtown and Union Station, west to Ventura, north to Palmdale and points beyond.

Locals do enjoy the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, the Starlight Bowl, fine restaurants, the city's Downtown Burbank Mall, a burgeoning "Burbank Village" shopping district, and many theatres, parks, and libraries. Visitors to Burbank are attracted to the Warner Brothers Studio VIP tour and close proximity to all the many other attractions and entertainment that Los Angeles offers.

The Southern California area is also a major center for science and technology, beginning with its extraordinary collection of six major universities (including Caltech, UCLA and the USC) as well as world-renowned research centers and think-tanks such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Rand Corporation.

Southern California has a very strong presence in entertainment, biotechnology, telecommunications, nanotechnology, semiconductors, biomedical engineering
and advanced manufacturing, and is home to thousands of
technology companies.


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