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Local Organizations

Our Friends and Neighbors

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

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.

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Ketchum Downtown YMCA

For over 130 years, the YMCA of Los Angeles has played an integral role in building and supporting communities across the region. In DTLA, the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA location offers a wide range of recreational programs, educational initiatives, and social services for all ages, including Health & Wellness, Swimming, Camps, Child Care, Youth Programs, Teen Programs, and more. By providing a welcoming and supportive environment for the entire community, Ketchum Downtown YMCA plays a key role in maintaining a strong DTLA community.

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LA Economic Development Agency

The LAEDA'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 LAEDA also offers free Business Assistance services for companies expanding or relocating in LA County.

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Los Angeles 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. 

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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.  


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Los Angeles Convention Center

Attracting over 2 million people a year, the LA Convention Center is an internationally renowned destination for trade shows, conventions, exhibitions, and more. Already featuring nearly a million sq ft of combined exhibit and meeting space, the sprawling, well-appointed building is undergoing a massive expansion to meet the demands of a growing industry.

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