Discover Your Great Street

Rebuilding Los Angeles communities. One street at a time.

EDC, in parternship with Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative and the Economic and Workforce Development Department, has created the Great Streets Great Business attraction program in support of City of Los Angeles’ Great Streets Initiative to provide small business assistance, retail recruitment, lease negotiation services, and access to capital services to businesses currently located on the 15 Great Street corridors.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the Great Streets Initiative in 2013 to transform L.A’s commercial corridors into safer, more comfortable, and more culturally vibrant places for all Angelenos. Our commercial corridors serve as neighborhood anchors and as building blocks for the city’s small business community. By attracting new businesses and supporting existing ones, Great Streets and VEDC will enhance the Initiative’s first 15 corridors to create inclusive economic opportunities and foster a sense of community identity in each neighborhood.

VEDC and the Great Streets Initiative offers three important services to support the Great Streets Great Business program:

Business Retention

  • Free workshops & consulting
  • Debt financing options

Access to Capital

Loans from $1,000 up to $250,000 to be used for:

  • Working capital
  • Real estate acquisition
  • Building improvements
  • Leasehold improvements
  • Construction
  • Machinery and equipment purchases

Business Recruitment

  • Assisting in site selection
  • Assisting in lease negotiation

Great Street Communuities

Find your neighborhood situated along a major avenue in Los Angeles, and watch it grow.

Cesar Chavez Ave.
Evergreen to St. Louis

Central Ave.
Adams Blvd. to Vernon Ave.

Crenshaw Blvd.
67th Street to 79th Street

Gaffey St.
15th St. to the 110 Freeway

Hollywood Blvd.
La Brea to Gower

Lankershim Blvd.
Chandler to Victory

North Figueroa St.
Avenue 50 to Avenue 60

Pico Blvd.
Cochran Ave. to Fairfax

Reseda Blvd.
Plummer to Parthenia

Sherman Way
Wilbur to Lindley

Van Nuys Blvd.
Laurel Canyon to San Fernando Rd.

Van Nuys Blvd.
Victory to Oxnard

Venice Blvd.
Beethoven to Inglewood

Western Ave.
Melrose to 3rd St.

Westwood Blvd.
LeConte to Wilshire

2016-2017 Market Reports

Learn how our Great Streets communities are improving through small business.

North Figueroa St

Lankershim Blvd

Sherman Way

Western Ave

Westwood Blvd

Van Nuys Blvd S

Van Nuys Blvd N

Crenshaw Blvd

Central Ave

Pico Blvd

Venice Blvd

Reseda Blvd

Hollywood Blvd

Cesar Chavez Ave

Gaffey St

Great Streets Events

Find local Great Streets events, fundraisers, and community outreach programs in your neighborhood.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Our Partners

VEDC has partnered with Travelers to host these workshops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Atlanta.

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