"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."

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).

BizFed's Board of Directors weighed-in this month on several key issues - see all the news below! And many thanks to the Southern California Gas Company for hosting the November Board Meeting at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. This summary of Board actions will arm you and your members on these critical issues:

BizFed overwhelmingly supports Bay Delta Conservation Plan

BizFed has signed onto a Coalition letter seeking urgent resolution to negotiations. Please feel free to share the letter with your Congressional and Administration contacts as well as the press. 

Below are links to some articles of interest on the letter and other negotiations issues. 

After a grueling four-hour hearing, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners this evening (11.7.14) voted unanimously to certify the Final EIR for the YTI Terminal Improvement Project! 

This is a critical step toward enhancing cargo handling capacity at the Port of Los Angeles.  With an imminent deadline to convey BizFed's grassroots alliance perspectice - Advocacy voted to support and act!

BizFed 2014 Election Report

On Tuesday, 25.2 percent of LA County registered voters cast their ballots in election contests to chart the future on key issues of concern for the economic vitality of Southern California. BizFed's PAC endorsed 11 candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot, and 8 were elected.