If you have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, EWDD wants to help. Visit our COVID-19 Resources Page to access resources and information for the community.

EWDD’s BusinessSource, WorkSource and YouthSource Centers continue to operate, with some centers offering limited, scheduled in-person appointments. Please contact your local center before visiting to allow staff to time to prepare and maintain social distancing according to public safety guidelines. However, all major events, including job fairs and workshops, are postponed until the COVID-19 health crisis subsides.

Now it is more important than ever to follow safety standards, stay informed on updated policy changes and regulations protecting the health and well-being of both workers and customers. Download the City of Los Angeles' Policy Guide for LA Small Businesses for more information.

The Economic & Workforce Development Department offers services to business owners and developers either directly or through our network of service provider agencies. The Department strives to improve the economic climate of Los Angeles through the provision of financing, technical assistance, training, business tax incentives, and workforce programs. These services help local businesses grow, provide living wage jobs for LA workers, as well as high quality goods and services to under-served communities.