In light of Mayor Garcetti’s Safer at Home Order, EWDD’s BusinessSource, WorkSource and YouthSource Centers are providing resources remotely, via phone, email and social media. EWDD is postponing all major events, including job fairs and workshops, until the COVID-19 health crisis subsides.

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.



Business Response Unit

Business Response Unit

helps entrepreneurs and local companies navigate LA City’s business services and resources

Business Response Unit

BusinessSource Centers

BusinessSource Centers

provide various cost effective and free tools to help their businesses grow and remain competitive

BusinessSource

WorkSource Centers

WorkSource Centers

assist businesses with hiring, training, resources and services, most free of charge

WorkSource

Business Planning

Business Planning

8 key steps to starting, expanding or relocating a business in the Los Angeles area

Business Planning

Financing Programs

Financing Programs

the City of Los Angeles offers a variety of financing programs, from microloans to major project loans

Financing Programs

Transition Services

Transition Services

the Rapid Response Team is trained to support your employees and business through transition or downsizing

Transition Services

Incentive Programs

Incentive Programs

small and large businesses benefit through tax incentives, federal grants, and economic partnerships

Incentive Programs

Green Business

Green Business

discover affordable, free resources and tax incentives to help your business become environmentally friendly

Green Business

Real Estate

Real Estate

find the perfect location in LA whether you are starting a new business, expanding or relocating your business

Real Estate

Hire LA's Youth

Hire LA's Youth

the Hire LA's Youth Initiative helps young adults obtain a real job experience and benefit local businesses

Hire LA's Youth

Cyber Threat Protection

Cyber Threat Protection

LA Cyber Lab helps businesses combat threats for free through information and teaching best safety practices

LA Cyber Lab

Los Angeles Resources

Los Angeles Resources

information and tools for business owners and entrepreneurs necessary to help your business grow and thrive

Online Resources