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Resources and Incentives

  • For businesses with a tangible net worth less than $15 million and an average net income less than $5 million, CDC/504 loans may be granted for the purchase of land, machinery and equipment, or to purchase improvements to your property.

  • The Century City Chamber of Commerce provides resources, programs and other benefits to members and the local business community.

  • The Department of Building and Safety offers different kinds of plan check and permit processes for new construction or remodeling projects. This document provides information on which process is most suitable depending on your project size and needs.

  • The City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety Concierge Program is a service provided to direct customers who are applying, or may need to apply, for building permits to the appropriate development services, assist in resolving problems, and provide a simple feasibility study for home and small business projects.

  • The City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety Concierge Program is a service provided to direct customers who are applying, or may need to apply, for building permits to the appropriate development services, assist in resolving problems, and provide a simple feasibility study for home and small business projects.

  • The Business Assistance Virtual Network (BAVN) has information about contracting opportunities with the City of Los Angeles.

  • The New Business Tax Holiday exempts any new business earning less than $500,000 annually from paying City of Los Angeles business taxes during its first two years of operation. In order to qualify for any business tax exemptions, the business will need to register and file their tax returns with the City of Los Angeles' Office of Finance before the annual deadline and have less than $500,000 in annual receipts.

  • The City of Los Angeles offers a reduced tax rate of $1.01 for every $1,000 in gross receipts for internet-based businesses.

  • The City of Los Angeles Creative Artist Exemption exempts artists and businesses working in the entertainment industry that earn less than $300,000 a year from city business taxes. In order to qualify for any business tax exemptions, the business will need to register and file their tax returns with the City of Los Angeles' Office of Finance before the annual deadline.

  • The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), together with the Metropolitan Water District, offer a cash rebate program for a variety of water-saving technologies including high-efficiency toilets, weather based irrigation controllers, and many industry specific water conservation devices. This cash rebate program is available to commercial, industrial and institutional customers and depending on the rebate, may be used in retrofits or new construction.