Regulations for both air quality and water discharge may apply to your business, and you may have special needs for transportation, truck access and electrical power. Our staff can counsel you on what you will need to do to meet the various regulations, and they will put you in touch with the proper agencies so you can obtain licenses and permits.
We offer a free service that assists you in finding a location for your business by faxing your confidential business profile and special needs out to real estate brokers and economic development offices around Los Angeles County and putting together a profile of suitable locations that you can investigate further. We also make sure you are aware of various economic incentives and empowerment zones that are offered to businesses.
After you have found your location, we can put you in touch with experts who will advise you on the most efficient way to set up your plant. Call (213) 236-4838 for information on how to take advantage of our services. We look forward to hearing from you.
--Jack Kyser, chief economist,
Economic Development Corp. of Los Angeles County
If you have a question about how to start or operate a small business, please mail it to Karen E. Klein in care of the Los Angeles Times, 1333 S. Mayflower Ave., Suite 100, Monrovia 91016 or e-mail it to Kklein6349@aol.com. Include your name, address and telephone number. The column is designed to answer questions of general interest. It should not be construed as legal advice.