Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles

Located in Southern California, Los Angeles is home to an eclectic mix of neighborhoods, each bringing a unique aura to the city. Its favorable climate and widespread diversity, as well as its position as the second most populated city in the US, has made it a cultural and economic epicenter. LA has truly become a breeding ground for businesses of kinds. It's most notable for its entertainment, including Hollywood and Walt Disney, and bountiful stores, and eateries, famous lawyers and fertility doctors, such as Tina Koopersmith Founder of the West Coast Women's Reproductive Center.

Los Angeles' Business Environment

Los Angeles is comprised of a mix of small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. With a thriving economy and abundant resources, Los Angeles is the perfect place to grow your business. The LA Business Portal is the city's leading source for business-related news, information, and tools. The portal is designed to support all types of businesses, whether you're planning a new one, managing an existing one or looking grow. Even more, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is amongst the largest in the Unites States. Comprised of more than 1,650 members and 35 industry sectors, the group hosts events and programs aimed at improving LA's overall business environment. Membership also opens the door to marketing opportunities and public policy forums.

Los Angeles' Neighborhoods

Los Angeles has over 80 distinct neighborhoods. Below we take an inside look at each one...

  • Alondra Park
  • Arts District
  • Atwater Village
  • Bel Air/Beverly Crest
  • Beverly Hills
  • Boyle Heights
  • Brentwood
  • Burbank
  • Cahuenga Pass
  • Carson
  • Culver City
  • Eagle Rock
  • Echo Park
  • Encino
  • Glendale
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Highland Park
  • Hollywood
  • Hollywood Hills
  • Long Beach
  • Los Feliz
  • Lynwood
  • Malibu
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Mar Vista
  • Marina Del Rey
  • Mid-City
  • Monterey Park
  • Mount Washington
  • North Hollywood
  • Northridge
  • Pacific Palisades
  • Pasadena
  • Pico Rivera
  • Redondo Beach
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Monica
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Silver Lake
  • Studio City
  • Toluca Lake
  • Valley Glen
  • Van Nuys
  • Venice
  • West Adams
  • West Hollywood
  • West Los Angeles
  • Westchester/Playa Del Rey
  • Westlake
  • Westside
  • Westwood
  • Woodland Hills

Encino

Encino is located in Southern California's San Fernando Valley. Situated on the northern portion of the Santa Monica Mountains, the neighborhood encompasses Los Encinos State Historic Park as well as many luscious gardens, stunning golf courses, and bodies of water. The Sepulveda Dam and Magnus Cricket Complex are amongst its well known landmarks. The area is a rich amalgam of LA spunk and small town charm.

Encino is notable for its 'old money.' With a relatively high household income for an LA neighborhood, it offers a prosperous business climate. The Encino Commons, located off the noteworthy Ventura Boulevard, is home to hundreds of businesses including stores, restaurants, and offices. Much of the local economy revolves around healthcare and professional services- financial, IT, and legal. The Encino Chamber of Commerce provides support and resources for these local businesses. It's best known for its annual event showcasing the variety and scope of businesses throughout Encino.

Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks is located in the core of Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley. Its characterized by its blend of natural beauty and splendor. You'll find grand homes embedded in the lush Californian sanctuary. One of its most notable landmarks is the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park, a wonderful gathering place for families looking to explore a range of recreational activities. The activities include swimming, baseball, basketball and more.

The neighborhood's affluence is a tremendous selling point for businesses. As expected, the population primarily consists of upper-class. However, the wide age range of its residents provides a unique yet bustling downtown district. It's home to an abundance of breweries, restaurants, and clubs to suit a variety of tastebuds. It's also home to an exciting array of retailers ranging from classic high-fashion to trendy, more affordable chains. The Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce offers a tight-knit community comprised of the neighborhoods strongest businesses. They offer events, forums, and networking events to discuss the social, political and economic issues facing LA business owners.

Burbank

Burbank is located just outside Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. Revered as the "Media Capital of the World," Burbank is overflowing with renowned production, entertainment and media companies. It's home to many headquarters, including Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., and NBC. Burbank Boulevard is up-and-coming filled with inviting gathering spots and lined with luscious greenery.

Each of Burbank's districts has its own unique offering of shops, restaurants, and activities. The economy is fueled by residents and visitors alike. You'll find an eclectic mix of affordable and high-end retailers, trendy cafes, and vibrant night life. The Burbank Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting business growth and delivering value to more than 1,000 members. Some of its most notable benefits are monthly mixers, local discounts and free space rental. It promotes SCORE, a program that hones in on providing support and resources to small businesses.

Glendale

Glendale is situated between the southern portion of San Fernando Valley and Gabriel Valley. It's divided by the Verdugo Mountains. One of the most populated neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Glendale is a great place for residents seeking a cross between city life and suburbia. Its notable landmarks, including the Alex Theatre, and proximity to Universal Studios, make it a desirable tourist location.

Since reconstruction efforts in the 1970s, Glendale's economy has thrived. The neighborhood is home to many corporate headquarters in banking, IT, entertainment, and production industries. Amongst the production companies are Dreamworks and sectors of Walt Disney. The area is characterized by sprawling shopping centers, including Glendale Fashion Center and Glendale Galleria. Here you'll find a mix of department stores, high-fashion, small shops, and popular chains. It's downtown area is comprised of upscale restaurants, cozy cafes, and coffee shops. Business owners enjoy a range of support and resources through 3 Chambers of Commerce- Glendale, Crescenta Valley, and Montrose-Verdugo City. They also have access to specialized associations that promote a favorable business climate. These include The Montrose Shopping Park Associate and the Glendale Downtown Association, which hones in on business improvement districts.