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...
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...

International Trade Outlook Set for June 5

The 9th annual International Trade Outlook is set for June 5 in Long Beach. Click here for information about this event from LAEDC and World Trade Center Los Angeles-Long Beach.

The gathering will feature The Growing Together China Report Update.

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 today during a special tax day presentation that also included appearances by the top candidates vying for the Los Angeles County Assessor’s office.

BizFed Meets County Assessor Candidates

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.

BIA Water Summit Set for April 24

Concerned about water in Los Angeles County?  Join the Building Industry of Southern California's Los Angeles-Ventura Chapter (BIASC LAV) to get the latest from water purveyors.

Considering layoffs? Check first with the LAED's Lay-Off Aversion program before April 25. The service is free and confidential.

BizFed Meets County Supervisor Candidates

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.

The LA Daily News yesterday published this op-ed by BizFed CEO Tracy Rafter: California’s state legislators have been in session for a little over a month, and already there’s pressure to jump on bandwagons that would threaten job creation by raising costs to employers. Also, the California Air Resources Board supports accelerating already aggressive emissions goals, and a proposed ballot initiative would raise the minimum wage even beyond the increases passed last year.

BizFed Former Chair Kelsall Noted for Nonprofit Work

John Kelsall, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce CEO, and his wife, Teri, started the nonprofit The Jonas Project in memory of their son, Jonas, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. The project links veterans who want to start their own businesses with business owners for entrepreneurial mentoring.

Read the full story here.