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...
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...
BizFed (Los Angeles County Business Federation), representing over 120 top business organizations with more than 260,000 business owners across the region – with more than 2.5 million employees across LA County...
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...

Rev Up Your Business: Insight One20 Conference

Join a community of peers for the definitive small business conference in the number one small business-driven economy in our nation-Southern California. Insight One20 hosted by BizFed member City National Bank. Find the solutions you need to navigate difficult business conditions. And experience a dose of optimism born from the power of experience and a community of peers.

New Bipartisan Commission on Political Reform

The Bipartisan Policy Center -- the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship -- is launching a new Commission on Political Reform on March 6, 2013 at a Simi Valley Reagan Library event. 

When: 10 a.m. - Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Where: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library Simi Valley, CA

REGISTER HERE

*Invitation nontransferable*

BizFed Connects with LA County Freshman Legislators

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 connect them with active business leaders from their districts and throughout the region.

LA County Economic Outlook: Modest

Los Angeles County's economy will continue to improve this year and next, with unemployment expected to drop below 10 percent by 2014, coupled with modest gains in job creation, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation said in a new forecast report. But forecasters warned that Los Angeles County's nonfarm employment numbers likely won't match their 2007 peak until 2015 or 2016.

LA City Forming Economic Development Department

The LA City Council voted on Feb. 5 to advance a proposal to create a new Economic Development Department to improve private sector job creation and economic development services and activities in the City. Numerous business organizations - including BizFed - are engaged in working to develop a solid foundation for the department.

Go-Biz Hosting Manufacturing Summit March 27

The Governor’s Office for Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will hold an advanced Manufacturing Summit at the Capitol on March 27th, 2013. The summit will be led by Governor Brown’s Senior Jobs Advisor Mike Rossi and will convene key stakeholders from education, industry, research and the state’s iHub innovation network.

Driving the LA Mayoral Race Dialogue

The media has continued to highlight the important discussion Feb. 7 between Austin Beutner and the five leading mayoral candidates about the challenge of balancing the budget for City of Los Angeles. Therefore, we wanted to draw your attention to this link to the video of that very discussion.

Here’s a summary so far of videos, photos, and news clips from the debate:

 

More than 700 Angelenos turned out Feb. 7 for the BizFed-Daily News LA City Mayoral Candidate Debate, where candidates were grilled on the city's finances by moderator Austin Beutner, a former LA City Deputy Mayor and founder of Evercore Partners. WATCH THE VIDEOS here, and CHECK OUT the information-packed SLIDES Beutner presented during the forum.