BusinessSource
Business Source Centers: Los Angeles Business, Entrepreneurial and Microenterprise Support Programs
YouthSource
Youth Source Centers: Youth & Young Adult Employment and Education Programs
WorkSource
Work Source Centers: Adult Employment and Employer Resource Programs
Downtown Los Angeles in the golden light of sunset
Downtown Los Angeles in the golden light of sunset
downtown Los Angeles overlooking the 101 southbound freeway from the 4th Street overpass
la legacy business program

Support for deep-rooted small businesses that contribute to the rich cultural and historical identity of Los Angeles with tangible benefits that include technical assistance, promotional support, and access to capital and grants

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incubators

contributing to L.A. City's innovation landscape through the creation, support and growth of new businesses across the region in a variety of industries

Incubator anc Accelerator programs; illustration of diverse people staring a business
lapreneur program

Entrepreneurship Program

Tools to Start or Grow Your Business

legal aid program

Free Legal Help for Los Angeles Region's Small Business Owners

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2024 LApreneur Summer Cohort
Entrepreneur Training Program
The LApreneur program provides aspiring and existing business owners access to resources and tools that build a foundation to start, grow, and succeed at no cost to you. Space in upcoming cohorts is limited - fill out the 2024-25 Interest Form now!

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Legacy Business
Legacy Business Program
The initiative is designed to support the visibility, patronage, and sustainability of deep-rooted small businesses by fostering economic empowerment through tangible benefits such as digital marketing, modern B2C, and access to capital and grants.

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JEDI Zones
JEDI Zones
The Jobs and Economic Development Incentive (JEDI) Zones program enhances existing businesses and increase employment in historically underinvested areas of L.A. creating equitable opportunities and cultivate economic development, while also attracting fast-growing industries.

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Celebrating Women in Restaurants

Celebrating Women in Restaurants

On June 12, 2024, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez hosted the Celebrating Women in Restaurants panel discussion at LA City Hall to highlight the many challenges women specifically face in the restaurant industry ..

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Shred Cycle: LGBTQ Owned Business Highlight

Shred Cycle: LGBTQ Owned Business Highlight

While enjoying a typical day of surfing and skateboarding by the ocean, Jessie Frietze-Armenta thought, “We have to protect this - these beautiful places that allow us to do the things we love” ..

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L.A. Youth Success Stories

L.A. Youth Success Stories

In the Fall of 2023, Christian Diaz joined the Clean LA Program because he was interested in the career opportunities the program provided. By participating in the program, Diaz not only gave back to the community ..

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Youth Navigator Kick-off Event

Youth Navigator Kick-off Event

On May 17, 2024, EWDD, alongside LAUSD and YouthSource Center agencies, launched the YouthSource Navigator Program. At the launch meeting, EWDD’s Workforce Development leadership provided ..

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ZipRecruiter and Hire La's Youth
Financial Programs
LA Optimized for Small Businesses
LA:RISE
Hire LA's Youth
Accelerators and Incubators
LA Sidewalk Park Vendor Permit Program
Local Hire Program