In the United States, each state has its own Economic Development Agency (EDA) which can offer some specialised assistance including:
ï§ business climate, economy information, development news
ï§ tax and financing help, enterprise zone information, business assistance and employee training programmes
ï§ available buildings and sites, city & industry links
The California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development is the state's EDA that can assist you with finding office space within California: http://www.business.ca.gov/Home.aspx
More specifically, the EDA for Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, can assist you with finding space and setting up an office in the LA area:
444 South Flower Street, 34th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
+1 (213) 622 4300
Select USA (http://selectusa.commerce.gov/) is the programme under the US Department of Commerce that is helpful in explaining the benefits of establishing a business in the USA; it can also provide additional Economic Development Agency contacts to assist you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in touch with an adviser who can help you.
Information provided includes:
â¢ A searchable guide of federal programs and services available to businesses operating in the United Statesâincluding grants, loans, loan guarantees, and tax incentives;
â¢ Industry snapshots that describe the competitive landscape; and
â¢ A catalogue on âWhy to Select the USA?â that explains the advantages of operating a business in the United States.