Resources and Incentives
Resources and Incentives

From networking to financing, there are many business resources and financial incentives to help you start and grow your business. Explore what’s available.

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available for employers to hire qualified individuals, including veterans, who have faced extreme barriers seeking employment. The State of California Employment Development Department is the WOTC certifying agency for California employers.
Veteran Hiring Initiative
Mayor Garcetti's Office of Veteran Affairs connects local employers with veterans. These companies offer jobs in which returning service members can use their skills to build fulfilling careers.
Cyber Threat Protection
The LA Cyber Lab helps LA businesses combat cyber attacks by allowing businesses to sign up and receive cyber threat information and best practices to protect their business - free of charge.
City of Los Angeles Online Certification Portal
The City of Los Angeles offers several certifications to promote opportunities for businesses who want to participate in contracting projects with the City. The Women Business Enterprises (WBE) certification is for businesses where at least 51 percent of it is owned and controlled by one or more women. Obtaining the WBE Certification will provide exposure for your businesses to prime contractors. Many city contracts require the prime contractor to reach out and negotiate in good faith to certified businesses such as the WBE. You may also qualify for other certifications such as the Small, Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) or Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).
Mayor’s Office of Community Business
A division of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Community Business helps small businesses start, grow, and thrive by offering strategic business insights, coordinating information and resources provided by City Departments, and fostering collaboration among business source providers.