Business Assistance

California is known, among many things, as an incubator of new ideas, new products, and fosterer of an entrepreneurial spirit. As the world’s 19th largest economy with a highly diversified economic base, Los Angeles County is emerging as the leading business, trade and cultural center for the 21st century. At the LAEDC’s Business Assistance Department, our goal is to “attract, retain, and expand businesses and jobs for the regions of Los Angeles County.”

We are uniquely positioned to help expanding businesses take full advantage of all that Los Angeles has to offer. Through a broad-based coalition of chambers of commerce, trade organizations, business associations, and government officials, our team of economic-development professionals offer confidential, free-of-charge information. This information and assistance is offered to decision-makers and consultants representing both significant large and small, domestic and international businesses in all industry sectors.

Our Business Assistance department’s staff is dedicated to providing business assistance services and answering any of your inquiries. Our services include help with permitting, incentives, workforce development, and financing assistance, as well as project management and connections to public/private resources, cities and regional EDCs.

Our regional managers cover specific regions of the county and are available to provide assistance to existing businesses or new businesses that fall within their geographic region. Our business assistance coordinator can provide macro L.A. County demographic, economic and real-estate information as well as customized site searches. In addition, our business services coordinator can assist with basic information and referrals to area service providers.

Whether you are new to Los Angeles County or already established, we are here to help you take advantage and leverage all of the resources that are available to you. Contact us today to see how we can be of assistance to help you grow your business in this dynamic marketplace.