Partner With Local Business Organizations
Building a network is one of the most important things a business owner can do. While the list below is not exhaustive, it will give you an idea of the vast business network that exists in Greater Los Angeles.
Chambers of Commerce
Chambers of commerce represent the combined resources of businesses and individuals who have banded together to facilitate participation in the local economy by advancing the commercial, financial, and industrial interests of their community through civic engagement, policy development and legislative advocacy.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the five-county Los Angeles area, but more than twenty local chambers of commerce represent different parts of the City of Los Angeles. Examples Include:
Local Advocacy and Business Assistance Organizations
Los Angeles is the home to several prominent business organizations that promote public policy, conduct data analysis, and provide site selection for prospective businesses. Examples Include:
Specialty Trade Associations
Trade Associations are similar to Chambers of Commerce, but targeted in focus corresponding to the industry, service sector and/or commonality of interest, race or gender. Examples include:
Busines Improvement Districts (BIDs)
Business Improvement Districts are geographically defined areas within the City of Los Angeles in which supplemental services, activities and area-specific programs are provided through a special assessment that is charged to all business or property owners within the designated area.
Below we list the 38 Business Improvement Districts currently authorized by the City of Los Angeles. Not all BIDs maintain a website--If you have any questions, please contact the Los Angeles City Clerk or at 213-978-1099.
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