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Los Angeles County Small Business, Locally Owned Business and Social Enterprise Certification and Procurement Program (2015-16)


Through the fall of 2015 through its passage in July 2016, REDF advocated and mobilized support for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors efforts to amend the Small Business and Locally Owned Business Certification Program to include social enterprises. The new guidelines, issued in October 2016, expand the County’s certification, procurement policies and contract preferences for small business now include provisions for social enterprise businesses. REDF continues to support the Los Angeles County Office of Consumer & Business Affairs with outreach and education as they implement the new guidelines (below).