In March, Councilmember Mitchell Englander – the strongest pro-business voice on the Los Angeles City Council – hosted his quarterly Northwest Valley Business Roundtable that focused on City contracting opportunities for San Fernando Valley businesses.
At the event, Merriwether and Williams presented lots of information and education about the Bond Assistance Program (BAP), and how local, small and minority-owned businesses can receive technical and administrative assistance to help them successfully bid and compete for City contracts.
But that’s not all. The L.A. Department of Public Works, LA Department of Water and Power, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports and LAUSD gave presentations on upcoming City contracting opportunities related to major construction projects.
The event also included a question-and-answer session with representatives from Councilmember Englander’s office, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, and participating City Departments.
All who came agree that this was an invaluable way to network, get educated, and gain a deeper understanding of how local businesses can thrive.