The San Diego City Council officially declared a neighborhood the Little Saigon Cultural and Business District, reports the San Diego Business Journal.
Although this is primarily a business designation, the area provides many services for the 40,000 Vietnamese Americans who live in San Diego County.
The area is home to 70 percent of the Vietnamese American owned businesses. It is a six block area on El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights from Euclid Avenue to Highland Avenue.
It is hoped the area will eventually attract tourists.