The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Los Angeles District Office (LADO) serves Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, which have a combined population base of nearly 11.5 million residents. If this area were a state, it would rank as the eighth most populous state in the Union. This tri-county service area is the nation’s top international trade and manufacturing center. There is a diverse economic base with trade, tourism, entertainment, technology and financial services leading the way. The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are the busiest in the country, and L.A. remains a powerful force in manufacturing output.
LADO is proud of its fiscal 2016 record of achievement, ranking as the number one lending market in the nation. LADO also led all SBA offices nationwide in financing 3,244 businesses valued at $1.77 billion. LADO is also first in lending nationally to minority and women-owned businesses, and active in government contracting – helping with billions in contract opportunities during the last three years.
In addition to their in-house activities, SBA LADO provides technical assistance and counseling resource partners located throughout LA that offer training and coaching assistance to improve the technical skills of small businesses. These valued resource partners include an extensive network of three SCORE chapters, four Women Business Centers and nine Small Business Development Centers.
Contact LADO today for more information about access to capital, counseling, contracting opportunities, and disaster relief.