There are many organizations that strive to make Downtown LA a better place. Here are some organizations that you should know about.

Ketchum Downtown YMCA
Community-focused nonprofit established in 1844 with recreational programs & services for all ages.

Central City Association
Founded in 1924, the Central City Association of Los Angeles (CCA) has forged a pioneering path for the region’s business community and is considered the city’s premier advocacy organization. With more than 450 members, CCA has shaped public policy on critical economic issues and spearheaded the renaissance of Downtown Los Angeles.


LA Tourism & Convention Board
As the City of Los Angeles' official tourism marketing organization, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board markets and promotes Los Angeles as the premier destination for leisure travel, meetings, and conventions.  L.A. Tourism is a private, non-profit 501(c)(6) business association. The mission of L.A. Tourism is to advance the prosperity of L.A.'s tourism economy and the livelihoods that depend on it. L.A. Tourism works proudly on behalf of more than 1,100 Member businesses from the area's hospitality community and is responsible for sales and marketing efforts focused on the meetings & convention industry, domestic and international leisure travelers, travel trade and media worldwide. 

LA County Economic Development Corporation
The LAEDC's mission is to attract, retain and grow business and jobs in the regions of LA County, as well as to identify trends and affect positive change for the local economy. The LAEDC also offers free Business Assistance services for companies expanding or relocating in LA County.


LA Convention Center
The Convention Center is one of the most efficiently designed and technologically advanced exhibition facilities in the world. Many special events are also held at this facility, which hosts groups throughout the year from around the world and the nation.

International Downtown Association
The DCBID is proud to be a member of IDA, a world leader and champion for vital and livable urban centers.

Little Tokyo Service Center
Founded in 1979, the Little Tokyo Service Center, a Community Development Corporation (LTSC CDC), has been an important resource for the residents of a diverse community. LTSC CDC is a nonprofit charitable organization serving Asian and Pacific Islanders throughout LA County who are in need, especially those facing language or cultural gaps, financial need, or physical disabilities.