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LA Industry

In alignment with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Sustainability pLAn to transform the Environment, Economy, and Equity, LASAN has launched the LA Industry initiative to aid economic development and business continuity in LA region. This is an ongoing effort to explore the strategies and opportunities with a collaborative network of internal and external partners to cultivate a business-friendly environment for businesses and industries to strive in LA region, while meeting regulatory compliance objectives and goals.

Events

LA Industry EventLA Industry hosted four events in 2016 with large and small manufacturers, textile and dye houses, automotive laundry sectors, and local contract agencies. At each event, businesses partnered with resource agencies such as Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Economic Workforce Development Department, County of Los Angeles Economic Development, Cal Recycle Market Development Zone, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Environmental Protection Agency, California Water Board, and University of California, Irvine and Loyola Marymount University. These agencies have committed resources available to support businesses with financial incentives, low cost loan and grant programs, regulatory guidance, professional and workforce development, smart manufacturing advanced technology, innovative solutions, and business strategies. More events are in the works. 

LA INDUSTRY aGREENment

LA Industry LA SAN LogoLA Industry’s goal is to work collaboratively with Los Angeles businesses and resource partners to achieve a cycle of sustainability practices that will benefit our environment, economy, and community. This aGREENment takes effect when the organization completes and submits the information form. Upon acceptance of this aGREENment, as a LA Industry business partner, your organization’s contact information will be shared with our resource partners, who are are eager to provide support services such as financial and tax incentives, low cost loan and grant programs, regulatory guidance, professional and workforce development, business strategies, and much more. LA Industry business partners are the first to be notified about upcoming LA Industry events and opportunities.

Business Benefits

LA Industry BenefitsThe LA Industry program creates a forum for stakeholders to actively communicate and provide feedback, which helps identify challenges that impede economic growth and compliance with their Industrial Discharge permit. LASAN utilizes its Green Chemistry Guide to provide a framework for implementing the 12 principles to support the people, planet and profit (3Ps) in sustaining community vitality. The objective is to promote life cycle thinking in infrastructure planning processes; reduce the generation of hazardous substances in building capital improvements, chemical design, manufacturing processes, product use, and ultimately disposal. With this cradle-to-grave solution, businesses are protecting air and water quality and the economic infrastructure that supports it.

LA Industry provides the business community with a sustainable business model that promotes a circular economy. A circular economy is about moving from a system of waste to endless resourcefulness; it is regenerative and sustainable, which allows viable business opportunity to successfully tackle environmental priorities, drive performance, innovation and competitiveness, and stimulate economic growth and development.