In Los Angeles…
L.A.’s thriving economy is one of the strongest in the world
Nearly all companies in L.A. County are small businesses with fewer than 50 employees
More than half of all firms in L.A. County are minority-owned businesses
Compete4LA, LA County’s Largest
Small Business Database
Compete4LA is a first-of-its-kind online database of up to 31,000 publicly accessible small business profiles across L.A. County, providing a verified, searchable, and mappable directory of local small businesses with under $1 million in annual sales and fewer than 20 employees, among other refining criteria. Developed in collaboration with the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy’s Center for Economic Development, Compete4LA aims to help level the playing field for local businesses seeking to support the region’s major sports, entertainment, and cultural events, as well as major public infrastructure projects.
Compete4LA supports the City of LA’s new procurement platform—the Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement (RAMP)—by providing a roadmap for intermediaries to identify the resources needed for small businesses to start utilizing and bidding on contracts listed on RAMP.
Compete4la initiative HISTORY
News from the labc
MAYOR GARCETTI AND LABC LAUNCH RAMP, AN INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Repost of Press Release from LA Mayor Eric Garcetti
NBC4’s Lolita Lopez Moderated All-Women Panel on Resources to Support Small Businesses in the Community
Lolita Lopez moderated an all-women panel at The Row in Downtown Los Angeles called “Road to Recovery: What’s in Store for Holiday Spending?”
The Los Angeles Business Council’s 51st Architectural Awards highlights noteworthy LA projects and Frank Gehry as the inaugural LA Community Legacy Award recipient
On October 26, the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) announced the winning projects for the 51st Architectural Awards.