L.A. stories of inspiration and success

L.A. stories of inspiration and success

The JEDI Zone Team, with EWDD Executives and CD15 Councilman Tim McOsker, toured businesses in South LA; (pictured left to right) Rosa Penaloza- EWDD Assistant Chief Grants Administrator, Kwesi Hanciles- EWDD JEDI Zone Coordinator, CD15 Councilman Tim McOsker, and Alvaro Correa, owner of L.A. Waterfront Pizza in Wilmington
On September 28, 2023, EWDD along with Councilmember Tim McOsker, took a tour of the JEDI Zones in CD15, which consists of the Wilmington and Watts communities. On this walk through the neighborhoods, the team spoke with businesses such as Watts Cyclery, Orangebag, L.A. Waterfront Pizza and Original Richard to inform the business owners about the resources available through the JEDI Zone program.

The Jobs & Economic Development Incentive (JEDI) Zone Program is an initiative that creates opportunities for businesses in shopping corridors to jump start and improve the economic activity in their zone. The initiative focuses on, but is not limited to, clearing building code violations, connecting business owners to qualified employees, assistance with access to capital at low-interest rates, and façade improvement.

video by @LACityView35; Camera- Landis Stokes; Audio- Alex Jimenez; Editor- Greg Van Gemert

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from September 2023. Read this issue and more.

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