The Economic Development Department aims to reverse the trend of disinvestment in inner city commercial districts through the redevelopment of state-of-the-art commercial properties, as well as offering programs, financial education and resources for individuals and families that will create momentum for ongoing improvements in the lives of people who live and work in the Crenshaw District and surrounding South Los Angeles communities.

Services managed by this department include:

Small Business Development

West Angeles CDC Business Services program provides assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the South Los Angeles community with starting, growing, and strengthening their business. Our program provides access to technical assistance, including one-on-one counseling and FREE income tax preparation services, entrepreneurial training, and a small business loan fund.  In addition, West Angeles CDC hosts ongoing topical workshops and seminars to help educate business owners about various subject matters.

At West Angeles CDC, we strive to provide a comprehensive array of services to meet the needs of our business community.

We help turn your idea into a reality!

For more information, please contact our office at (323) 751-3440 ext. 42

Small Business Micro-Loans

If you are a small business owner in need of CAPITAL then West Angeles CDC is here for you!! West Angeles CDC offers loans to small business owners with the goal of creating and sustaining jobs. Loans range from $500 to $10,000 and proceeds can be used for start-up expenses, expansion of existing businesses, working capital, or equipment. Business owners who have been turned down by traditional financial institutions or have challenged credit are encouraged to apply.

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Entrepreneurial Training Course

“We Can Help You Realize Your GOAL of Owning and Operating a Small Business” West Angeles Community Development Corporation is committed to assisting community residents in gaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully market, manage and operate a small business enterprise.

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Small Business Tax Preparation

West Angeles CDC, in partnership with Wells Fargo Bank, is now offering FREE income tax preparation for small business owners with gross revenues under $100,000 per year*.

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