Powering Business,
Empowering Our Communities

The Economic Mobility Initiative (EMI) is your no-cost partner in starting and growing your dream venture. We empower LA County small business owners, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits by providing tailored support that helps you thrive and build generational wealth in our communities.
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Technical Assistance
and Training

Offers focused training to small businesses, social enterprises, and nonprofits on strengthening operations, certifications, winning contracts, employee-owned business models, and more.
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Access to Capital
and Commercial Space

Supports small businesses through two funds: one helps nonprofits purchase vacant properties to rent to small business owners at affordable rates, and the other offers flexible capital for starting or growing a business.
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Provides curriculum-based education to early-stage business owners and entrepreneurs. Participants can also access networking, mentorship, need-based stipends, and ongoing support opportunities.

We’re here to support you on your journey.

Complete an intake form by clicking the link below and someone from our team will contact you to discuss available resources for:
Technical Assistance and Training
Access to Capital and Commercial Space
Entrepreneurship Academies
Kelly LoBianco
Director of the LA County Department of Economic Opportunity
By partnering with community-based organizations and leveraging their expertise, the Economic Mobility Initiative is poised to offer personalized business assistance from the concept stage to growth. This comprehensive support system is designed to catalyze sustainable, multi-generational economic growth.