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The networks, resources, and incentives you need to know to set up in Los Angeles.

We’ve got the resources to help you make it in one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

Whether you’re looking to relocate or expand an established organization or start a brand new venture, Los Angeles has the resources and community to help you grow your business. Here at Global LA, we’ll help put you on the path to success.

Understanding how to dive into a new market can be tricky, but we’ve partnered with other L.A. based organizations and resources to help guide you through the process.

No matter what your company goals are, we’ve got you covered.

Get Connected in the Local Business Ecosystem

Explore local information hubs and alliances to help build your network in the Los Angeles region. 

 

Access Government Incentives

Government incentive programs are available to help your business expand or relocate to Los Angeles.

  • Opportunity Zones – Opportunity Zones are select census tracts in which businesses, equipment, and real property can receive investment through special funding. They allow investors to receive federal tax incentives by investing their capital gains into select communities known as Opportunity Zones using special investment vehicles called Opportunity Funds.
  • California Competes Tax Credits and Grants – The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.
  • Jobs and Economic Development Incentive (JEDI) Zones – The City of Los Angeles Jobs and Economic Development Incentive Zones (JEDI) Program provides economic development incentives for underserved areas that experience persistent unemployment and underemployment, low and moderate household income earnings, and neighborhood instability.

Contact us to learn about investment opportunities in growing markets and neighborhoods in L.A. 

 

Connect with Contractors and Suppliers

The City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Business Council launched the Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement (RAMP) to help centralize both public and private procurement opportunities. This portal will provide equitable access to over $10 billion in procurement opportunities in its first year alone. Find contractors and suppliers in RAMP’s database of over 80,000 vendors in L.A. or bid on the City’s annual $4.5 billion spending budget.

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“Making it easier for small and diverse businesses to have access to more procurement opportunities has always been a core priority to further expand equity in our city. RAMP has come together with the support of the business community and local organizations, and we are excited for the new opportunities that will be available to all types of small businesses across the region.” – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on RAMP

 

Join Accelerators and Incubators

Logo reads LACILA Cleantech Incubator – LACI is unlocking innovation through startups, transforming markets with partnerships and enhancing community inside our campus and out in our neighborhoods. Learn more about L.A.’s Sustainability and Cleantech sector. 

Logo reads Urban Movement LabsUrban Movement Labs – Urban Movement Labs is a dynamic collaboration between communities, local government and mobility innovators, all committed to the same vision: a Los Angeles where new transportation technologies are tested, proven, and brought to life. Learn more about L.A.’s Transportation and Logistics sector. 

Logo reads M13M13 – Our venture studio helps companies prepare for liftoff through in-house innovation and powerful strategic partnerships. We take world-changing ideas, pair them with the right entrepreneurial talent, then back them up using proven methods from our playbook—all while funding from seed to Series A.

Logo reads techstarsTechstars – From aspiring founders to early stage entrepreneurs, Techstars can scale your vision into a thriving business. Learn more about L.A.’s Entertainment and Tech sector. 

Logo reads UCLA Anderson School of ManagementVenture Accelerator at UCLA School of Management – The Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson is a transformative cohort-based program for early-stage startups and their founders. Our programs operate in a hybrid format and leverage the depth and breadth of UCLA’s resources to support and accelerate business growth. We are proud that 85% of the startups that go through our programs continue to scale successfully to Series A and beyond.

Logo reads ScienceScience Inc Incubator – Our studio focuses on mobile, marketplaces and select e-commerce investments, including PlayVS and Liquid Death. We take a hands-on approach by building companies right in our 25,000-square-foot headquarters, which gives us insight into day-to-day operations and lets us guide founders toward long-term success.

Logo reads Cedars Sinai AcceleratorCedars Sinai Accelerator – The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator is transforming healthcare quality, efficiency, and care delivery by helping entrepreneurs bring their innovative technology products to market. Learn more about L.A.’s thriving Biotech and Life Sciences sector. 

Logo reads Plug and PlayPlug and Play – Our network consists of 30,000+ startups, 500+ world-leading corporations, and hundreds of venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies across multiple industries. Together with our partners, we are creating a unique ecosystem designed to develop and implement the technologies of tomorrow.

logo reads EMCEEEmcee Studio – EMCEE Studios will offer the first and largest physical metaverse hub in the world, connecting next-gen creators and brands.

 

Unlock VC Funding

Some of the top inclusive VC firms in the country are in L.A. The L.A. region has a $119 billion ecosystem value and a $5 billion early stage funding market.

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Take the Next Step to Make L.A. Home.

Explore L.A.’s leading sectors and connect with us to learn what Global LA can do for you.