LA County Invests Nearly $1 Million to Support East LA Community and Small Businesses

Today, the Board of Supervisors approved $671,000 for revitalization of the Centro Maravilla Service Center, including the creation of a new Entrepreneur Center, and $300,000 to be used for economic and community development programming. This investment will expand opportunities for East LA small businesses and the greater community, and was championed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis.

“Investing in our local communities to ensure that every resident is able to access their fair share of County services is a cornerstone of my mission on the Board of Supervisors,” said Supervisor Solis. “The new Entrepreneur Center at Centro Maravilla will support small businesses in East LA, building connections to services and capital that they need to thrive. This new Entrepreneur Center is part of my ongoing commitment to support local small businesses, while breaking down government silos in an effort to extend County services to those who need them the most.”

Today’s initial action approved LA County’s and Supervisor Solis’ allocation of $671,000 for the renovation of the Entrepreneur Center at the Centro Maravilla Service Center. The project, which has a goal of at least 30% of craft worker hours to be performed by local residents, will lead to a new partnership-driven model to support local small businesses. LA County’s Workforce Development and Aging and Community Services (WDACS) department will collaborate with local community and business partners to assist small businesses in growing their business.