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Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
GO-Biz serves as a one-stop resource for information on business development and services. Working through a network of local and regional economic development entities, GO-Biz can assist businesses with a range of issues from starting a business, identifying permit requirements, and reaching potential customers in foreign markets.

1400 10th Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (877) 345-4633

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)
LAEDC provides collaborative, innovative and strategic economic development leadership to promote a globally competitive, prosperous and growing L.A. County economy to improve the health and wellbeing of its residents and communities and enable those residents to meet their basic human need for a job. They achieve this through objective economic research and analysis, strategic assistance to government and business, and targeted public policy. Their efforts are guided and supported by the expertise and counsel of their business, government and education members and partners.

444 South Flower St. 37th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

U.S. Small Business Administration – Los Angeles Office
SBA offers information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance.

330 North Brand, Suite 1200
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 552-3201

Los Angeles Works - Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Los Angeles Works provides resources that allow businesses to prosper and succeed in Los Angeles. They include business incentives, financial resources, permits, and hiring and employment resources.

200 North Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

City Resources
The cities of Huntington Park and Vernon provide online resources to businesses that are trying to receive their business license and other permits.

City of Huntington Park
6550 Miles Avenue
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 582-6161

City of Vernon
4305 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Vernon, CA 90058

Business Improvement District:
A business improvement district is a geographically defined area within the City of Los Angeles, in which services, activities and programs are paid for through a special assessment charged to all members within the district.

Wilshire Center Business Improvement Corporation 
3600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1032 
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 213-487-7003

L.A. Fashion District BID
110 E. 9th Street, Suite A-1175
Los Angeles, CA 90079

South Park BID
1333 South Hope St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 663-1111

Downtown Center BID
626 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 200
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 624-2146

Historic Core BID
453 South Spring St., Suite 1116
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Little Tokyo Business Association
Little Tokyo BID
106-1/2 Judge John Aiso St. #132
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone (213) 880-6875

Los Angeles Downtown Industrial District
725 S. Crocker Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Arts District Los Angeles
627 S. Central Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Chambers of Commerce:
Local organizations made up of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses through networking within the organization and its partners, and advocating in local, state, and federal government.

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
350 S. Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213.580.7500
Fax: 213.580.7511

The Greater Huntington Park Area Chamber of Commerce
6330 Pacific Blvd # 208,
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 585-1155

Vernon Chamber of Commerce
3801 S. Santa Fe Ave.,
Vernon, CA 90058
(323) 585-3313 I Fax (323) 583-0704

Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce
2900 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Korean American Chamber of Commerce
3435 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 2450,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: 213-480-1115

Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles
977 N. Broadway, Ground Floor, #E
Los Angeles, CA 90012
T: 213-617-0396 I F: 213-617-2128

Japanese Chamber of Commerce Foundation
244 S. San Pedro St. #410
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-3067

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California
555 West Fifth St. 31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 440-3232

Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed)
BizFed is a grassroots alliance that unites and amplifies the voice of business throughout Los Angeles County.

1000 N. Alameda St., Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213.346.3282 | Fax: 213.652.1802

Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (API SBP)
API SBP assists the development of small and micro businesses in Los Angeles with a particular focus on the Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and Filipino business communities, especially those of low income immigrants.

231 East 3rd Street G106
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: 213-473-1605

Pacific Asian Consortium Employment (PACE) Women’s Business Center
PACE’s Women’s Business Center is “the place” for LA’s women entrepreneurs. They are situated in Downtown Los Angeles and offer a uniquely structured program that can be tailored to suit a wide variety of needs. They pride themselves on their commitment to giving each client the personal attention and encouragement that they deserve; and they believe that hard work and innovation can create economic opportunities that will improve the lives of those they serve.

1055 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 900B
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-353-9400

SCORE - Mentoring
SCORE is a national network of over 14,000 entrepreneurs, business leaders and executives who volunteer as mentors to America's small businesses.

330 North Brand Boulevard Suite 190
Glendale, CA 91203