Who We Are

CCA is the leading voice of business on important city and statewide issues

L.A.’s Voice for Business

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CCA is the region’s most potent and effective champion of business. CCA offers our members unparalleled connections and the powerful advocacy that can influence actions on land use, economic growth, transportation, community well-being and much more.

For almost a century, CCA’s vigorous advocacy has been producing meaningful results for our members, Downtown, and the greater Los Angeles area. Following the principles of our mission, we strengthen the region’s economy by combating efforts that undermine enterprise and work tirelessly to create a favorable business climate.

CCA’s influence stems from our prestigious membership – more than 450 major companies and organizations from all segments of the L.A. economy, including:

  • Development and real estate
  • Law and finance
  • Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Hospitality and restaurants
  • Trade groups
  • Health and hospital organizations
  • Technology and utilities

 


Mission

CCA was started in 1924 as the Downtown Businessmen's Association.  As the City’s premier business advocacy organization, CCA now serves businesses throughout Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. We are the voice of business and community interests in the corridors of power at local and state levels. We are taking action across Los Angeles to solve problems and uncover opportunities. We play a pivotal role bringing business, government, cultural institutions and citizens together to build a better economy and a better quality of life for all Angelenos.

We fulfill our mission by:

1 Aggressively advocating for the business community before the Los Angeles City Council, the County Board of Supervisors and the State Legislature.
2 Working as the driving force in the continued growth and development of Downtown Los Angeles.
3 Leading the Downtown Los Angeles Renaissance, focusing on key issues such as development, transportation, and public safety.
4 Providing exceptional networking opportunities for our members.

 


Press 

L.A. Times Downtown advocacy group names new chief executive
Downtown News Carol Schatz's Wild Ride Over 25 Years in Downtown
L.A. Times 'Everything has changed' in downtown L.A., Central City Assn. chief Carol Schatz says