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Changemakers LA Episode #12: Opportunity Zones

For our 12th Changemakers LA episode, we discuss the power and potential of Opportunity Zones, and how they can be utilized to increase business activity in LA County and revitalize traditionally under-invested communities. We are proud to have the LA Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Public Private Strategies join us in discussing this ...

Local Advisory Committee (LAC) Member Highlight: Jackie Dupont-Walker

Jackie Dupont-Walker is the founding president of the Ward Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) in Los Angeles. She oversees the construction, remodeling, and management of over two hundred housing projects in Los Angeles. She also serves as the Chairman of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, and is involved with multiple community work efforts with the African Methodist ...

Community Progress Makers (CPM) Winners Series: Pacific Community Ventures

For more than 20 years, the nonprofit has helped thousands of entrepreneurs build their small businesses from the ground up, managing a diverse portfolio of clients — including women-owned businesses and people of color — in the retail, media, and manufacturing industries.