The City of Los Angeles is "the heart" of Southern California, where every form of transportation comes together. The City is home to the nation's largest port and the sixth largest airport, connecting Los Angeles businesses to the Pacific Rim and beyond. National rail networks directly link the port with U.S. markets both in the west and east of the Rocky Mountains. And L.A. is also home to millions of customers all within easy reach.
Extensive Transportation Network
Keeping people moving and goods flowing smoothly through the Los Angeles region has been a major focus of Mayor Villaraigosa's administration. Whether it's around town or around the world, L.A. has the systems and resources in place to get people and goods to their destinations quickly and affordably.
Large Regional Market
L.A. County is enviable by any measure. We have a population larger than many states, allowing a richness of diversity that is second to none. L.A.'s sheer size provides numerous advantages such as large manufacturing centers, a massive retail base for goods consumption, and leadership in a number of industry sectors.
Leader in International Trade
As one of the world's leading gateways, Los Angeles in 2006 became the first customs district in the U.S. to surpass $300 billion in trade for a single year.