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
Small Business DATABASE
Coming Soon: The LABC Institute will launch a new database in partnership with USC Center for Economic Development
To support the City of LA’s Regional Procurement Marketplace for LA, LABCi is sponsoring Compete4LA, a small business database to help onboard local underserved small businesses to the new City procurement platform.
USC’s Equity Resource Institute (ERI) and USC’s Center for Economic Development will work in partnership with LABCi in the creation, hosting, and ongoing maintenance of this online searchable database of local underserved small businesses for targeted outreach and prospecting.
The purpose of the LABCi/USC Applied Research Project is to connect small and diverse businesses to key intermediaries, providing small businesses procurement opportunities and intermediaries a verified, easily accessible and mappable listing of local underserved small businesses in eight key industry sectors across LA County. These sectors are most needed to support major events in sports, entertainment and culture in the Los Angeles region.
Compete4la initiative HISTORY
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