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If Los Angeles County were a nation, its economy would be the 19th largest in the world. It is home to more than 244,000 businesses, with more minority- and women-owned businesses than any other in the nation. It is the nation's top international trade center and manufacturing center. Los Angeles County's 37 departments and $24.2 billion budget provide extensive business opportunities to the private sector, both in contracts for goods and services. Suppliers wanting to do business with the County must first register as a county vendor. The County is allowed by Proposition A, approved by voters in 1978, to contract for services when it is more economical or more efficient to do so.

Starting a Business in the County Link to Starting a Business in the County
Doing Business with the County Link to Doing Business with the County
Permits Link to Permits
State Board of Equalization Link to State Board of Equalization
L.A. County Economic Development Corporation Link to L.A. County Economic Development Corporation
Chambers of Commerce Listing (PDF) Link to Chambers of Commerce Listing (PDF)
Office of Small Business Link to Office of Small Business
Taxes & Payments Link to Taxes & Payments