The Los Angeles County Business Federation – BizFed – held their 4th Annual Freshman Policymakers Party, Thursday, August 2 at the Avalon Hollywood Club. BizFed used the event to congratulate newly elected policymakers, including ECA, who are dedicated to ensuring that job creation and LA’s economy are top of mind in their new roles.

BizFed is the bridge between government and business in Los Angeles County. They represent 390,000 businesses employing nearly 3.5 million people in LA County and advocate for policies and projects that are good for the regional economy.

According to the group’s mission, as a united federation, business leaders in LA County are able to more efficiently collaborate and mobilize to advance a shared agenda on local, regional, state and national issues. BizFed members are force multipliers who mobilize and empower their communities to take action on policies and projects that affect the economy.

Above from left: Charley Wilson, BizFed Co-Chair Water Committee, ECA Executive Director Wes May, ECA legislative analysts Jordan Brandman and Rich Lambros at the BizFed Freshman Party

BizFed’s goal is to provide high-level access to key policy makers, elected officials, and thought leaders engaging influencers in substantive dialogue, partner with them on developing and implementing solutions, and hold them accountable for successful outcomes.

BizFed leadership meets regularly with elected officials at all levels ensuring members’ priorities are defining the issues that leaders tackle. Leveraging power in numbers, thoughtfully exploring all sides of critical issues, and taking action, the alliance is focused on making a real difference for business growth, job creation, and economic vitality in Southern California.