DEO works to unlock LA County’s economic potential and build thriving, inclusive local communities.
Whether you’re looking to start a new career or grow a small business, we got you covered! The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is LA County’s central economic and workforce development hub helping residents connect to new career pathways, start and certify a business, and access life-changing opportunities.
We’re working to advance equity and inclusive, sustainable growth through all DEO programs and services by targeting economic benefits to the most vulnerable and marginalized communities, small businesses and residents in LA County.
Team DEO can help you:
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Inaugural Annual Report – DEO’s First Year
Read through our inaugural annual report detailing the historical formation of a department dedicated to creating equitable economic opportunities for all residents of LA County. The creation of DEO represents the first time LA County centralized economic and workforce development functions in one agency.
Revitalizing Parking Lot 45
LA County is seeking proposers for the development of Los Angeles County Parking Lot 45 – New High Village Development Project, a planned mixed-use development project in Chinatown that will transform the Lot 45 parking lot into 100% affordable housing for low-income households as well as a cultural and creative hub for the local community, commercial or economic opportunity spaces, as well as green space, and adequate parking.
Modernizing LA County’s Public Workforce System
The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is excited to announce the release of the Los Angeles County America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC) Modernization Request for Proposals (AJCC Modernization RFP). This RFP seeks non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, public agencies, social enterprises, public or private higher education institutions and/or similar organizations to administer services as an AJCC through the implementation of key modernization strategies and north star principles.
LA County General Hospital & West Campus: Centennial Development Project
DEO will engage a vendor to reimagine the historical LA County General Hospital & West Campus and transform the 25 acres of land into a place of recovery, growth, and healing. This vendor will submit a proposal for the design, construction, financing, operation, and maintenance of a multi-purpose development site to support the local community and our most vulnerable populations with affordable housing and holistic services – a concept inspired by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ “Healthy Village” vision at General Hospital.