Economic Development

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The City of Lawndale is committed to supporting and strengthening its local businesses, to promote commercial prosperity, and viability. The City seeks to create partnerships with new and existing businesses to utilize and create resources to fulfil the main objectives outlined in the Economic Development Section of the General Plan: 

  • creating job opportunities,
  • providing a supportive and economically profitable environment as the foundation of a strong local business community,
  • maintaining and revitalizing commercial and industrial areas,
  • encouraging new, higher-intensity commercial and industrial activities in appropriate locations in the City,
  • bringing in businesses that meet the needs of residents and employees,
  • promoting the City's central location in the South Bay, and bolster the economic relationship with surrounding communities to create a more commercially viable region,
  • improve critical infrastructure within the City,
  • providing and expanding our essential services to our residents,
  • maintaining diverse funding sources to keep the City stable and operational.

Reference Information


GENERAL PLAN & SPECIFIC PLAN UPDATE

 


ATTENTION RESIDENTS, BUSINESS OWNERS, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS!

Help shape the future of Lawndale by participating in the process to update our General Plan & Hawthorne Boulevard Specific Plan! Watch this video to learn about the importance of this process!


Opportunity Zone


Opportunity Zone ID:
06037604100

"Opportunity Zones are economically distressed communities, defined by individual census tract, nominated by America’s governors, and certified by the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury via his delegation of that authority to the Internal Revenue Service. Under certain conditions, new investments in Opportunity Zones may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. There are 8,764 Opportunity Zones in the United States, many of which have experienced a lack of investment for decades. The Opportunity Zones initiative is not a top-down government program from Washington but an incentive to spur private and public investment in America’s underserved communities."

- from OpportunityZones.HUD.gov

Ready For Business

Shop locally to support your community! See what new businesses have recently opened for business in Lawndale.


RESOURCES

LAEDC Business Resources


EMPOYMENT AND JOB TRAINING RESOURCES THROUGH THE LAAJC

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Find employment resources and job training opportunities through the LA County America's Job Center of California (LAAJC) workforce network. Visit one of their 20 locations throughout LA County.

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