Resources for Disadvantaged, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses
Along with the many resources present in the Mayor's Office, both the City of Los Angeles and the Southern California Region are home to a number of offices, agencies and groups all designed with one purpose: to help your business succeed. Please see the key resources below.
Organizations and AgenciesFor Minority Business Owners For Latino or Hispanic Business Owners For Black or African American Business Owners For Native American Business Owners For Women Business Owners For Asian Business Owners
The City of Los Angeles offers certification of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Minority Business Enterprises (MBE), Women Business Enterprises (WBE), and Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBE).
By certifying as a DBE, MBE, WBE, or SLBE, your business can become eligible for a variety of opportunities and incentives. Please see key certification resources below:
Certification as a DBE/MBE/WBE allows additional opportunities to bid on government contracts with several agencies throughout the State of California, including the following local agencies in the Los Angeles region:
Other types of Certifications include: