• BizFed October 2018 Board Meeting

    Immediately following the BizFed Board Meeting, join award-winning CALmatters Senior Editor Dan Morain, a veteran journalist and expert on statewide issues formerly with The Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times, for a special live presentation of the CALmatters 2018 Election Guide and one-on-one talk with Insurance Commissioner Candidate Ricardo Lara

    Who's Next to Be California's Leaders?
    CALmatters 2018 Election Guide
    including Insurance Commissioner Town Hall with Candidate Ricardo Lara*

    ** REGISTER NOW: Election Guide + Town Hall RSVP **

    (We kindly ask you to RSVP even if you're attending the BizFed board meeting)

    Can't make it in person? Join us on Facebook LIVE: @bizfedinstitute!

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:30 AM · 56 rsvps
    56 RSVPs
  • 2018 CALmatters Election Guide + Insurance Commissioner Town Hall co-presented by BFI & CALmatters

    BIZ_FED_INSTITUTE_NEXT_UP_LOGO_FINAL_Adj_Margin.jpg                               CALmatters.png

    Who's Next to Be California's Leaders?

    2018 Election Guide + Town Hall with Ricardo Lara*
    Tuesday, 10/16/18  |  1:30-3:15 p.m.
    Banning's Landing Community Center
    100 E. Water Street, Wilmington 90744

    2018 Election Guide  |  Gain insight about the candidates and ballot measures making news in this year’s pivotal election cycle during a special engagement live with CALmatters Senior Editor Dan Morain, who brings decades of experience and knowledge, including prior stints at The Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times. CALmatters is a nonpartisan and nonprofit statewide news outlet with over 150 media partners and for the first time, voters will have the opportunity to learn from and engage on the organization’s comprehensive and unique 2018 Election Guide.

    Town Hall with Ricardo Lara  |  Join us also for a one-on-one conversation between CALmatters and Insurance Commissioner Candidate Ricardo Lara* as they discuss key issues in the headlined race affecting business owners, employers, and other stakeholders in our economy. The Insurance Commissioner oversees insurance market regulations, environmental impacts on rates, and certain health plan coverage, among others, while having a powerful voice to share on topics such as health care and the ongoing struggle between California and the federal government. This town hall will educate and engage voters who are business and community leaders—100 of the most civically engaged decision makers in the region shaping our economy.


    Presenter & Moderator
    Dan Morain,
    CALmatters Senior Editor

    The Honorable Ricardo Lara, CA State Senator &
    CA Insurance Commissioner Candidate


    Can't make it in person? Join us on Facebook LIVE: @bizfedinstitute!

    BizFed Members: The forum will immediately follow BizFed's October board meeting

    Event Partners

    BizFed_10th_Anniversary_logo.png                    POLA_Logo.jpg                    CALmatters.png

    The BizFed Institute (BFI), a lateral and complementary arm to the Los Angeles County Business
    Federation (BizFed), is a statewide non-profit organization that brings diverse voices together in
    tackling tough issues, educates the business community and the public through forums, and serves
    as the clearinghouse for data-driven knowledge for building a stronger and more sustainable economy.

    * Based on results from the California Statewide Direct Primary Election on 6/5/2018, invitations were sent to both runoff candidates.


    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 01:30 PM
    32 RSVPs
  • BizFed Land Use Committee Meeting

    Join us for BizFed's Land Use Committee as we will have a thorough discussion around developing business community principles around Housing as well as receive updates on other policies and projects.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    0 RSVPs
  • LRT w/Sup JHahn

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    20 RSVPs
  • Energy and Environment

    Our Energy and Environment committee hosts conference calls on the third Thursday of every month unless otherwise stated. We discuss important policy discussions facing this arena as well as take policy positions when necessary. 

    If you have any items you believe should come to the energy and environment committee - please email

    Thank you!

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Call-In ONLY
    0 RSVPs
  • BizFed Transportation Committee Meeting

    Please join us every Fourth Tuesday at 10am for BizFed's Transportation Committee meeting. We have an incredible meeting planned to discuss and take action on federal, state and local transportation policies and projects. 

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    SCAG - Regional Council Room in Los Angeles, CA
    0 RSVPs
  • BizFed CEQA Committee Meeting

    This year BizFed will have a brand-new committee that will investigate and advocate for changes to one of the most important regulations that affects the State’s economy in CEQA. At the end of 2017 the State’s Office of Planning and Research proposed draft policy and language changes to the CEQA which will impact many of the investments we are making in Housing and Transportation.

    Jennifer Hernandez, Holland & Knight, Larry Kosmont, Kosmont Companies and Will Wright, AIA will lead our CEQA Committee by tackling these CEQA changes to the regulation and identify opportunities to streamline the process and remove CEQA abuse. These abuses are responsible for stopping and delaying over 40% of the projects in our State through lawsuits.  These delays create uncertainty to the State’s economy and exacerbates the State’s housing crisis through the increased cost of building more housing thus making housing more unaffordable and delays fixing critical transportation infrastructure projects that help move people and goods which reduces jobs.

    Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    Holland & Knight in Los Angeles, CA
    0 RSVPs
  • Labor and Small Business Meeting

    Come join us at our Labor and Small Business Committee meeting, where we address policy issues facing labor and small business on the local, state, and federal level. 

    We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month. If you have any items you would like to see this committee review, please send those to 1 week prior to the meeting. 

    Thank you!

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    0 RSVPs
  • BizFed November 2018 Advocacy Meeting

    Thursday, November 01, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Holland Knight
    0 RSVPs
  • BizFed November 2018 - Board Meeting

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM · 1 rsvp
    1 RSVPs