About the L.A. Area Chamber

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce champions economic prosperity and quality of life for the Los Angeles region by being the voice of business, promoting collaboration and helping members grow.

 

THE CHAMBER REPRESENTS

AND, EACH YEAR WE DELIVER

  • The interests of more than 235,000 businesses in L.A. County
  • More than 1,650 members
  • More than 650,000 employees
  • Small, medium and large-sized companies
  • Businesses from more than 35 industry sectors
  • More than 40,000 direct referrals to member companies
  • 120 plus business and professional development programs
  • More than 25 advocacy and signature events
  • Nearly 100 graduates participating in our civic leadership programs
  • More than 10,000 job opportunities and internships for L.A. youth

 

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The Chamber puts the spotlight on work-life harmony

Work-life harmony is an issue addressed by many places of employment. In 2016, the Chamber launched the Work-Life Harmony Award to spotlight employers who implement extraordinary work-life harmony policies and practices for their employees and families. The Excellence in Work-Life Harmony Award provides companies a unique opportunity to showcase positive work-life harmony policies and practices, distinguishing them as an exemplary workplace for employees and their families. LEARN MORE.

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Member Spotlight

Cal State L.A. fuels the future workforce with innovation

Chamber staff recently toured the Cal State L.A. Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility (H2), the largest university-based hydrogen fueling facility. The facility is used to provide real workforce training for engineering students who learn how to safely operate and maintain the equipment, generate and dispense hydrogen fuel for customers. To promote increased interest in STEM, the facility offers educational tours for K-12 students. Local high schools with engineering or environmental pathway programs use the station as part of their curricula, which can lead to summer internship projects. Read more.

What's Happening Now

L.A. Area Chamber S.V.P. named to California Community Colleges Board of Governors

August 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce applauds Alma Salazar, Ph.D., senior vice president of the Chamber’s Center for Education Excellence and Talent Development, on her recent gubernatorial appointment to serve on the California Community Colleges (CCC) Board of Governors. Chamber President and CEO, Maria S. Salinas, issued this statement, following the announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom on these appointments. 

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In The News

Canada's Premiers Address US Governors to Defend Commercial Ties

Last month at the Council of the Federation meeting, all 13 Canadian premiers signed a letter addressed to Gov. Brian Sandoval and to all U.S. governors, inviting them to defend the common interests of Canada and the United States, specifically with regards to the commercial relationship between the two countries.
 
"As leaders, we have the responsibility to work together to overcome issues that are impacting prosperity, jobs and competitiveness on both sides of our border. We are appreciative of your recent efforts to make your voices heard on these important issues. Accordingly, we are asking today for the continued support and partnership of all governors to maintain and strengthen the prosperity and competitiveness of the North American economic space."
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