A better L.A. is our business

For more than 100 years, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has championed the needs of the business community and the citizens of the Los Angeles region. The work of the L.A. Area Chamber takes on many forms — from helping its members grow to serving as the voice of the business community and even promoting collaboration — all in an effort to ensure economic prosperity and quality of life.*

The bottom line is a better L.A. is our business, and here are a few ways we’re working to achieve that:


The Los Angeles region is facing an unemployment rate of more than 12 percent. The L.A. Area Chamber recognizes that putting people back to work is the single most important thing we can do on the road to economic recovery. With that in mind, we’re working at the local, state and federal level to ensure that businesses have the resources, support and incentives needed for job creation.

From lobbying for the San Fernando Valley Aqueduct in 1918 to helping bring the 1932 and 1984 Olympics to Los Angeles to improving transportation and infrastructure every day, the Chamber is working to create a better L.A.

As the leading advocate for business in the L.A. region, the L.A. Area Chamber works to create and sustain a favorable business environment in which all businesses can grow and prosper. The Chamber develops public policy and takes positions on local, state and federal issues impacting business. Our member-driven advocacy efforts are helping to ensure full economic prosperity and quality of life for the region.

Los Angeles is known throughout the world as a place where dreams come true … and the L.A. Area Chamber works to keep those dreams alive. From helping more than 10,000 area students receive financial aid through our Cash for College program, to helping the area’s homeless find permanent housing, the Chamber is indeed building dreams. 

From transportation and land use to education and global trade, the L.A. Area Chamber is continuously working to ensure a better and brighter future for our region’s citizens. 

Small businesses power L.A.'s economy, and the L.A. Area Chamber is proud to serve and support those small businesses through a variety of tailored and ongoing programs and services. 

Since 1927, when Chamber Staff Member Stanley T. Olafson initiated World Trade Week, the L.A. Area Chamber has worked continuously to increase community knowledge about the value of foreign trade

**Starting in the Fall of 2011, the L.A. Area Chamber launched a billboard campaign that could be seen throughout Southern California.