Nearly two-dozen BizFed members engaged in an insightful small-group dialogue last month with Congressman Kevin McCarthy, delving into issues ranging from taxes and transportation to education and visa reform –...
Nearly two-dozen BizFed-member business leaders took part in a special behind-the-scenes Inspection Trip of the Colorado River Aqueduct & Hoover Dam Nov. 2-4. The educational trip was hosted by Metropolitan Water...
Today we are pleased to report that the LA County Board of Supervisors voted NOT TO PROCEED with the proposed “Clean Water, Clean Beaches” parcel tax measure. This is a big victory for the business...
Have you checked out the California Business Roundtable's California Center for Jobs and the Economy yet? There's a lot for BizFed members to use on the website! BizFed member organization Building...
With this year's unprecedented turnover in LA County's state legislative delegation (13 Assembly and 2 Senate), BizFed held its first-ever special breakfast reception Feb. 22 for freshman state legislators to...
BizFed leaders are continuing their nearly 2 years of direct engagement with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office to help move California’s economy forward, meeting recently to discuss the status of his office...
You saw the news about LA City Council approving the Southern California International Gateway (SCIG), which will both create jobs and improve air quality for Southern California.  As hard as we work to urge...
LA Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti last week gave BizFed a shout-out by name, at a breakfast with key business leaders, and emphasized his commitment to making Los Angeles a better place to do business. BizFed has already...
A BizFed leadership delegation visited Sacramento May 15, continuing our alliance's advocacy on behalf of business across the region. BizFed leaders who attended included: Tracy Rafter, BizFed CEO;  Mark...
MOVE LA has authored an exceptional piece looking at the top transportation gains during Mayor Villaraigosa's tenure as mayor of LA City. BizFed - and its many member organizations - have been involved in many of...
The BizFed Institute convened more than 100 top business leaders at Woodbury University in Burbank Wednesday for a frank and spirited discussion of the opportunities and challenges associated with accessing the...
At the President's Export Council meeting today at the White House, President Barack Obama highlighted a steady increase in U.S. exports during his term as “one of the biggest bright spots” in the...
The June 3 primary is rapidly approaching - and BizFed is actively engaged in holding special Meet-and-Greets with key candidates in LA County races for Supervisor, Assessor and Sheriff. If you missed last week...
The June 3 primary is rapidly approaching - and BizFed is actively engaged in holding special Meet-and-Greets with key candidates in Los Angeles County races for Supervisor, Assessor, and Sheriff. If you missed...
Proposals to change California’s Proposition 13, combined with significant government spending increases threaten the economic future of the state, members of the Los Angeles Business Federation (BizFed) heard...
A new BizFed survey shows employers think things are getting better – 25% more say business conditions will improve this year than did last year and 20% more report that they plan to hire than did last year....
BizFed CEO Tracy Rafter was in Washington, D.C. on May 21 with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (pictured) and other top officials to celebrate the award of $2.1 billion to extend the...
California State University conferred an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on LAEDC CEO and BizFed member Bill Allen at the May 22 Commencement ceremony of the David Nazarian School of Business and Economics at...
BizFed CEO Tracy Rafter was honored with the leadership award at the 17th annual Valley of the Stars Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony hosted by The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA). Rafter was honored for...
Southern California policymakers and businesses must urgently work to both conserve and tap into new sources of water or quality of life and economic growth will suffer, according to an expert panel convened in June...
There is timely intelligence from the President’s Export Council June meeting in DC that BizFed CEO Tracy Rafter attended on behalf of BizFed along with Gene Hale, founding Chair of GLAACC and owner of G&C...
"From idea to reality, creating a county-wide alliance of top business leaders has proven to be a successful tool for ensuring all 88 cities across LA County remain dedicated to creating jobs and keeping them...
The diverse power in numbers of our alliance is growing!  Check out our new 2-minute video to see the expert voices BizFed brings together to tackle our region's toughest economic issues.
Earlier this week, more than 60 BizFed leaders joined more than 180 Los Angeles-area business leaders for the annual ACCESS DC advocacy trip organized by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and chaired by Gilbert...

A new Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) survey shows that two-thirds of employers believe business conditions will improve over the previous year.  While 10% more employers expect to hire more people in 2015, 28% more expect to invest in new equipment.

The annual survey of 135 BizFed member organizations representing 268,000 employers with 3 million employees finds:

Many thanks to the Orthopaedic Institute for Children and Southern California Gas Company for hosting the April Board Meeting! This summary of Board actions will arm you and your members on the critical issues we covered.

Many thanks to the Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce for hosting the March Board Meeting at Ports O'Call Restaurant in San Pedro! This summary of Board actions will arm you and your members on the critical issues we covered.

Earlier this week, more than 60 BizFed leaders joined more than 180 Los Angeles-area business leaders for the annual ACCESS DC advocacy trip organized by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and chaired by Gilbert Ivey, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and BizFed Chair-elect.

The White House released a fact sheet recently that highlighted 2014 state export data and included links to FTA impact by state fact sheets. (Check out California data here. More than $174 Billion in exports last year!)

Many thanks to Arup for hosting the February Board Meeting! This summary of Board actions will arm you and your members on the critical issues we covered.

BizFed Board supports keeping Los Angeles Air Force Base and affiliated military and civilian personnel in place

There is good transportation news this week. With a united Board of Directors, an effective CEO, a supportive LA County Congressional Delegation and outstanding staff work  - Metro was able to secure $35 million worth of State of Good Repair grants for clean CNG buses over the past several years.

These federal dollars - coupled with Metro’s investment of local dollars – have given Metro the distinction of maintaining the largest CNG bus fleet in North America.

BizFed's Growing Alliance

The diverse power in numbers of our alliance is growing!  Check out our new 2-minute video to see the expert voices BizFed brings together to tackle our region's toughest economic issues.