As a veteran legislator, Curren Price has a positive track record for supporting economic development at the local and state levels. Now on the City Council, he remains focused on continuing L.A.’s financial recovery, helping create new, good paying jobs (in the city and the district) and developing a more business friendly climate. Los Angeles is the nation’s second largest city, with a diverse population and home to some of the nation’s most prestigious higher learning institutions and private sector entities. Yet, the city lags behind other large cities in job creation and has the highest poverty rate of any large city in the country. As Chair of the City Council’s Economic Development Committee, Councilmember Price will work diligently towards removing the bureaucratic red tape that so often stifles economic development. He will support and implement legislation that positively impacts the local business community while also advancing policies that promote and expand jobs that pay decent wages - especially in underserved communities. Councilmember Price also serves on the recently created Ad-Hoc Committee on Film and Television, which seeks to halt “runaway production” and restore the “Hollywood” brand to its legendary status.
The Ninth District is home to major L.A. landmarks including the Convention Center, Exposition Park, the L.A. Coliseum, and LA Live, the region’s premiere entertainment complex. Councilmember Price will focus on leveraging these resources and working with our public and private partners to creatively leverage resources to achieve greater benefits for the neighborhoods that make up the “New Ninth.”
The Councilman is also committed to ensuring that business owners in the district have access to the resources and information they need to be successful. This has prompted him to dedicate staff and resources to a Small Business Resource Center. The Center will make sure that entrepreneurs and business owners are aware of the services and resources available to them and it will also help sponsor targeted workshops for the local business community. The office will also support the creation and expansion of Business Improvement Districts as a strategy to help grow economic development in various commercial corridors.
With dozens of committed non-profit organizations and more than 200 churches in the district. The office will also work with these community based groups to improve the lives of our residents by identifying services available to them and connecting them to available city resources.