L.A. stories of inspiration and success

L.A. stories of inspiration and success

Mayor Bass at a "Fireside Chat" alongside entrepreneur Tracee Ellis Ross and BMO Vice Chair Eric Smith at the October 2023 LA Small Business Financial Empowerment Summit
On October 28, 2023, EWDD partnered with BMO Bank to host the LA Business & Financial Empowerment Summit, held at BMO Stadium in Exposition Park. With over 1,000 attendees, the summit connected over 75 resource providers to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Carolyn Hull, General Manager for EWDD, was in attendance and remarked, "Today is an event so that we can tell the community, particularly small business owners, that LA is open for business and there are opportunities for them to be part of the growth of the City of Los Angeles."

The department looks forward to being part of the next summit and moving the needle forward for small business success and economic prosperity within the City of Los Angeles.

EWDD offers a variety of services, programs and benefits to the entire Los Angeles City community. BusinessSource Centers offer resources to microenterprises, small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs that help revitalize our economy and strengthen our local communities. WorkSource Centers support both job seekers and local business by offering free job training, resume and placement services, and employment and HR support for businesses. YouthSource Centers provide our teens and young adults assistance with completing high school and getting into college, finding a career path and skills training, and mentoring with all around support. Whatever you need, EWDD is here to help you achieve your goals.

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