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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.


LA Industry EventLA Industry hosted events 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. 

Business Resource and Incentive Guide

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. We put together an incentives and resource guide to provide information and resources such as financial and tax incentives, low cost loan and grant programs, regulatory guidance, professional and workforce development, business strategies, and much more. To read the LA Industry Business Resource and Incentive Guide, click here.

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.

Food Manufacturing Symposium

On Thursday, January 18, LA Industry gathered with over 60 food manufacturing professionals to discuss best management practices for environmental compliance, opportunities for cost-saving incentives and loans, business support from the City of Los Angeles, and sustainability options for manufacturing. Below are the presentations from the symposium.

California Green Business Certification
Jo Fleming - CA Green Business Network

Los Angeles Green Business Certification Program
Sandrine Cassidy - Green Biz LA

Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ)
Kristin Tsumura - LA Sanitation

LA Industry
Michael Simpson - LA Sanitation

Pretreatment Program
Lonnie Ayers - LA Sanitation

Industrial Water Conservation
Will Cordray - Lodon

Jennifer Pinkerton - LA Sanitation

Source Reduction - Wasted Food
Wendi Shafir - US EPA

Green Your Bottom Line
Wendi Shafir - US EPA