EWDD Business Resouces and Development Tools

EWDD Business Resouces and Development Tools

There are many online entities specifically focused on assisting businesses and employers in the Los Angeles area. These resources can be found at the local, county, and state levels. Discover the information and tools to establish and help your L.A. business succeed.

Online Resources

From networking to financing, there are many business resources and financial incentives to help you start and grow your business. Explore what’s available.

America's Job Centers of California (AJCC)
AJCC's are located throughout the state to help employers find qualified workers and job seekers find good jobs; easy, one-stop access to all of the state’s employment-related services

California Business Portal
California’s office for Economic Development offers a wide range of services to help business owners navigate city, county and state requirements

California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank)
California State’s general purpose financing authority, they provide financial assistance to support infrastructure and economic development

The New CalJOBSSM is the online resource that allows users to easily search for jobs, build résumés, access career resources, find qualified candidates for employment, and gather information on education and training program

Employment Development Department, California (EDD)
State-wide employment development, workforce retention assistance, and California business resources

Industrial Development Authority (IDA)
A city commission established for the purpose of issuing tax-exempt bond financing to assist the growth of businesses within Los Angeles

Los Angeles Business Portal
Everything you need to plan, start, manage, and grow your L.A. business

LADWP: Empowering Small Business || LADWP: Fortaleciendo a los Pequeños Negocios
Unique energy saving solutions for every unique business
Soluciones únicas de ahorro de energía para cada negocio único

Los Angeles County Business Development
LA County business development services, tools and general information

Los Angeles Development Fund
The LADF helps fund qualifying economic development investments, specifically for low-income communities where projects are selected which will require a subsidy in order to be developed

Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)
LAEDC provides free, confidential, strategic consulting to help businesses and key industries grow and thrive

Workforce Development Board (WDB), City of Los Angeles
Supports citizens and businesses by providing oversight of job training and employment placement programs for qualified workers and businesses

Development Tools

The City of Los Angeles offers a wide variety of resources you need to launch and grow a thriving business.

Build LA
Permits, planning, zoning and more - a list of online business oriented services.from the City of Los Angeles

California Small Business Development Center
Provides individualized consulting and training to new and growing businesses, along with various other resources

LA Business Tax Incentives
Certain businesses may be exempt from paying business taxes over a specified period, such as some new and small businesses, and creative artists

L.A. Optimized
Helping small businesses adapt to the digital marketplace and meet the challenges of a changing consumer habits

LA Mapping Tools
Bureau of Engineering offers maps for every need, from city and council district boundaries to tree canopies

LA Restaurant & Hospitality Express Program (RHEP)
RHEP facilitates the approval process for food service establishments, such as restaurants and bars enabling new establishments to open on time and on budget

LA Sidewalk and Park Vendor Permit Program
The City of Los Angeles Sidewalk and Park Vendor Permit Program. BusinessSource bilingual advisors are available to help complete the required documentation to secure the City of LA, State of California and County of Los Angeles Permits

Make It In LA
LA’s region-wide initiative to connect the nation’s largest community of makers, a coalition of organizations whose mission is to support the manufacturing ecosystem and inspire entrepreneurs to turn their passions into real products in LA

Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement (RAMP)
RAMP provides access to contracting and bid opportunities with the City of Los Angeles and regional partners (formerly known as L.A. BAVN)

SCORE Los Angeles
A nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship

ZIMAS - LA Zone Information and Map Access System
Online interactive program for all planning, zoning and business development related topographic information

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