2012 Clean Truck Program
December 20, 2012 5:30-7:30pm
Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber Office
1400 240th Street, Harbor City 90710
Please join us for the Holiday Mixer & Open House!
Grow your business & support your community
The Open House provides you an excellent opportunity to enjoy the company of friends with great food and drink. Enjoy delicious munchies from local restaurants, bakeries, & caterers. Door Prizes, raffle drawings, and networking for new business. $5 at the door. Contact our office at 310 534-3143 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Join us for a Marketing Workshop
November 27, 2012 from 4pm-6pm
1400 West 240th Street Harbor City, CA 90710
Small Business Enterprise Program brief
The City of Los Angeles Harbor Department is committed to creating an environment that provides all individuals and businesses open access to the business opportunities available at the Harbor Department in a manner that reflects the diversity of the City of Los Angeles. The Harbor Department’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program was created to provide additional opportunities for small businesses to participate in professional service and construction contracts. An overall Department goal of 25% SBE participation, including 5% Very Small Business Enterprise (VSBE) participation, has been established for the Program. The specific goal or requirement for each contract opportunity may be higher or lower based on the scope of work.
State Enterprise Zone information for the Harbor Gateway Communities SEZ is kindly provided by the Los Angeles Community Development Department (http://cdd.lacity.org/bus_zone.html)
The Enterprise and Renewal Community Zones, along with the Targeted Employment Areas, are vital development tools for distressed urban communities. Through a combination of innovative tax incentives, federal grants, and partnerships, these programs have helped create new businesses, jobs, housing, education and healthcare opportunities for thousands of Americans.
State Enterprise Zones (SEZ)
State Enterprise Zones were designated to assist depressed areas of the City with economic development and job creation to stimulate the economy and assist people with barriers to employment find and retain permanent, full-time jobs.
Targeted Employment Areas (TEA), City of Los Angeles
The Targeted Employment Area (TEA) is a State-approved area whose residents are automatically eligible for the Enterprise Zone Hiring Tax Credit. Business submitting Hiring Credit Voucher Applications need provide only proof of the employee’s residence within a TEA. The map and Address Range is only for the Los Angeles-Hollywood and East Los Angeles State Enterprise Zones. However, businesses located within these two SEZ jurisdictions may use a valid TEA from another jurisdiction, such as Long Beach or Santa Clarita.
Returning Heroes Tax Credit
The Returning Heroes Tax Credit is a new hiring tax credit that incentives firms to hire unemployed veterans.
Maps & Address Locator Tools
Business incentive zone maps for specific SEZ’s, as well as Federal Empowerment Zones & Renewal Communities within the City of Los Angeles.
The Zone Information and Map Access System (ZIMAS) is designed to provide comprehensive property information for specific addresses. The information generated by this tool generally lists economic development information on the second page of the report.
The Housing & Urban Development Empowerment Zone Address Locator allows you to determine if your address is in a Federal Empowerment Zone and eligible for certain tax incentives.
Teaching Americans to Export
Los Angeles Port Holds Classes on Selling Abroad; Jeans to Russia, Candy to China
By HANNAH KARP
Dan Krauss for The Wall Street Journal
Vladimir Maskov is selling U.S.-brand jeans in Russia after attending workshops sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES—A year ago, Vladimir Maskov was hoping to start a business selling American goods in his native Russia but was overwhelmed by the red tape he faced.
Then he attended workshops organized by the Port of Los Angeles. The classes helped him make contacts at local trade and commerce organizations, who gave him advice about navigating Russian trade obstacles. Now, the 48-year-old entrepreneur, who is a U.S. citizen, is preparing to send a second shipment of U.S.-brand jeans to St. Petersburg.
“They’re ready to pay,” said Mr. Maskov of Russian women, who, he says, are hard-pressed to find reasonably priced U.S.-brand clothes in the right size.
The Port of Los Angeles hopes to inspire more people like Mr. Maskov. Since 2007, the port has organized 61 free seminars to teach companies the basics of exporting. The classes target Southern California’s manufacturers, which employ nearly 400,000 in Los Angeles County alone, but have begun to attract people from a wide range of professions, who are considering career changes or looking for supplemental income.
Since 2007, the volume of exports leaving the Port of Los Angeles has jumped 31%. That outpaced the average export growth of all major U.S. ports, which rose 10% over the past five years.