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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.