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.

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.

"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 here," said David Fleming, BizFed's Founding Chair. "BizFed's ability to leverage power in numbers continues to deliver victory on key economic issues."

Many thanks to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for hosting the January Board Meeting and Officer Installation Reception! This summary of Board actions will arm you and your members on the critical issues we covered.

BizFed backs Redondo Beach Measure B for mixed-use development project

Important Transportation Wins for LA County

There are several key items in the 2015 fiscal spending bill recently approved by Congress that will help LA County boost its transportation infrastructure - as well as create jobs.

BizFed Sacramento?

Our massive grassroots alliance has gained attention in Sacramento: Check out this article in the Sacramento Business Journal profiling BizFed as a model to mobilize and amplify the voice of the business community in other regions.  

Metro's Success on New Starts Funding

Since 2008, when LA County voters approved Measure R, Metro has advanced a prudent, thoughtful and sustained effort to secure federal New Starts funding for two of our region's transit projects (Regional Connector and Westside Purple Line Extension).