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Business Response Unit (BRU)
Business Response Unit (BRU)

The Economic and Workforce Development Department's Business Response Unit (BRU) is available to provide aid to entrepreneurs navigating the processes of the City of Los Angeles' (City) departments.

BRU helps people needing assistance to become legally compliant or who require City resources to conduct their business. The BRU can coordinate across multiple departments to resolve delays or other difficulties with City permits, licensing, inspections, etc. The BRU can connect you to several loan programs and opportunities to access working capital through its Microloan and Small Business Loan programs. Additionally, the BRU can connect women-owned businesses to City-partnered BusinessSource Centers for workshops and access to equal contracting opportunities. Please contact BRU via email at labusinessresponse@lacity.org or telephone at (213) 744-7150.