ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Economic Development Division provides business retention assistance and supplements the Chamber of Commerce efforts at business attraction. New business operators can contact this division for help in locating financing, writing a business plan and obtaining licenses or local government agency approvals. Inquiries should be directed to Charles Felix, Special Projects Coordinator at 310-325-7110 extension 149.

South Bay Economic Development Partnership
The South Bay Economic Development Partnership is a not-for-profit collaboration of businesses, government, academia, and labor organized to enhance and maintain the economy and quality of life of the South Bay of Los Angeles County.

The South Bay Workforce Investment Board
The Los Angeles South Bay Area is home to some of the largest corporate organizations in the world. Southbaybusiness.org is a regional collaboration among South Bay Cities to help business in the South Bay succeed in a competitive marketplace.

Brought to you by the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, southbaybusiness.org is designed as a tool for layoff aversion, business retention and business attraction efforts. It provides business and governments with the critical data they need to evaluate trends within the region. The site also includes access to current real estate market data needed by economic development directors to keep track of available real estate within the city and for business executives to survey available real estate for expansion or as a means to ensure they are not overpaying on their lease, which helps them to plan and control one of their largest business expenses and thus avoid layoffs.