is the result of a regional collaboration between South Bay Cities and the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) to help business succeed in a competitive marketplace. The website was designed by the SBWIB as a tool for layoff aversion and business retention efforts. It provides business and governments with the critical data they need to evaluate trends and make important business decisions. The SBWIB received a special grant from the state of California to develop the website.

The site is designed to promote our region and features a special page highlighting each city with an overview and description along with key contact information and facts about the city. Additionally, there is a comprehensive commercial real estate search engine that provides details about available commercial real estate for sale or lease within each city. Plus, there are several analysis tools that business can use including:

– Comprehensive demographic data

– A business search tool, a city comparison tool and a mapping tool

– Local community profiles

– A list of incentives available to business in each city

– Workforce, education and labor information

– And options to create presentation quality reports

The SBWIB is organized under a joint powers agreement between South Bay cities and is overseen by the state of California with the purpose of providing no cost business, employment and youth labor services to communities within their territory, which includes: Torrance, Lomita, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Gardena and Carson. There are 49 workforce boards in the state of California covering every part of the state. Our WIB covers the South Bay area.

Take a look at and discover the amazing no cost tools available to help your business succeed!

For more information about the SBWIB and the new business portal please contact:

Chris Cagle
Regional Affairs Manager
South Bay Workforce Investment Board

by Brandon Matson

Brandon is the Governmental Affairs Coordinator for the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. His primary responsibilities include facilitating the Chamber's Governmental Affairs Policy (GAP) group, planning Chamber events with legislators, and facilitating the Chamber's Political Action Committee (PAC). Feel free to contact him at any time.

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