Doing Business Here

Now more than ever, Downtown LA is a premier business hotspot. Find out why key retailers and businesses are opening and moving to Downtown. Centrally located in the heart of LA, Downtown has rich amenities, access to major freeways, and is the hub of business in Southern California.

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The vital center of business in Los Angeles - and beyond

Welcome to Downtown LA. For more than 100 years, the Central Business District has provided the lifeblood of the City's commerce and financial dealings. Today, Downtown serves as the central passage to the Pacific Rim and all major financial markets around the world.

Gathering places catering to a wide variety of tastes enrich Downtown: Over 200 restaurants, from gourmet to grab-and-go, plus numerous prestigious retailers, health clubs, and other amenities that provide a dynamic mix and attract a diverse, highly-educated workforce from all over the world.

Find out why key retailers and businesses are opening and moving to Downtown!

Downtown LA Demographic Study 2013

Who lives, works, and plays in Downtown Los Angeles? The Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) conducted the most comprehensive demographic study ever produced in Downtown LA, with nearly 9,000 responses from Downtown residents, workers and visitors.

View the results of the 2013 study »


Downtown LA Demographic Study 2011

View the results of the 2011 study »

Downtown LA Join Us!
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Downtown LA > Join Us!

Watch videos from our "Downtown LA Join Us!" series to see why Downtown is the place to be, now more than ever! Hear from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, philanthropist Eli Broad, and Carol Schatz, President & CEO of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District and Central City Association - plus many more involved in building Downtown. Learn why so many people are living, working and playing here… and join us!

Watch Downtown LA > Join Us!

Stats, Demos, and Data

Stats, Demos, & Data

How many people live in Downtown? What is the daytime office population? How many residential units exist in Downtown? How many square feet of office space are there? Answers to these questions are in our information library! Have a look and discover Downtown.

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Videos and Podcasts

Videos & Podcasts

See Our Videos About Downtown
Take a tour of Downtown L.A. with Huell Howser, or watch Join Us! to hear about Downtown’s renaissance from developers, local politicians, and community advocates. More
Interactive Maps

Interactive Maps

Useful Downtown LA Maps
Browse our online maps to explore Downtown LA neighborhoods, as well as detailed information on every residential and office building. More
Email Newsletter

Email Newsletter

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