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Recommend a Locally Owned Small Business

Our state is home to 4.2 million small businesses, which employ more than 7 million people, and account for over 99% of total businesses in the state. Los Angeles County has more than 1.3 million small businesses, with more minority- and women-owned businesses than any other county in the nation.

Post COVID-19, we want to recognize the importance of our locally owned small businesses and their contributions to our community. To do so, we need your help!

If you own a small business or want to nominate a small business, fill out the form below:

Nomination Form


Selected businesses will receive a framed CA State Assembly Certificate of Recognition. To confirm the business you would like to honor is located in the 52nd Assembly District, please click here.

My commitment to helping California’s small businesses thrive remains steadfast, and my office is available to assist with anything state government-related. If you have any questions, please call my district office at (213) 483-5252.

Small Business Resources

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

Did your business receive a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan? Find out if you are eligible for PPP loan forgiveness! Click here to get started.

Small Business Counselors

Take advantage of the L.A. County Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and receive one-on-one technical assistance and training for businesses interested in government contracting.

PTAC Counselors can assist your business in a variety of ways, including:

  • Becoming a registered vendor;
  • Getting your business certified;
  • Finding contracting opportunities;
  • Analyzing target markets; and
  • Marketing to the government.

To schedule a FREE one-on-one counseling session, please Sign Up As a New Client and you will be connected with a counselor.

If you have any questions please email PTAC at

Public Works Business Opportunities

Ranging from building and infrastructure projects to professional and miscellaneous services, there are rewarding opportunities for certified LSBE, DVBE and SE businesses. There are opportunities for construction, traffic signal modifications, landscaping, aviation improvements, janitorial services, transit services and much more. Grow your business with the Public Works Department. Explore what you can do! Click here.

East Los Angeles Entrepreneur Center

Looking to start or grow your business? Have questions regarding permits or licenses?

Interested in attending business development workshops?

The East Los Angeles Entrepreneur Center is a FREE service offered by the Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity that assists prospective and existing business owners to successfully open and grow their business in Los Angeles County.

Click here to schedule your free in-person or virtual one-on-one counseling session.

Have a quick question? Call 844-432-4900

Their address is 4716 East Cesar E Chavez Ave., Bldg. B Los Angeles, CA 90022.

Please note: They are open by appointment only. No walk-ins.

Doing Business with Los Angeles County

The County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department (ISD) releases solicitations and contracts for services.

Click here to search for solicitations and contracts.

Los Angeles County Business Development Services Employer Resources

The County of Los Angeles Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) offers no-cost Business Development Services available through the network of America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs). Click here to learn more.