Founded in 1994, in the wake of the Northridge Earthquake, The Valley Economic Alliance a 501(c)(3) non-profit strategic private-public collaborative made up of businesses, government, education and community organizations whose mission is engage and unite Valley stakeholders to raise standards of living and economic vitality across the five-city region – Burbank, Calabasas, Glendale, Los Angeles and San Fernando consisting of more than 160,000 businesses and over 2 million residents covering more than 350 square miles.
The Alliance advances its mission through four initiative areas:
Leading Valley stakeholders in attracting new employers to the region, retaining jobs by helping companies reduce costs, assisting businesses (including disadvantaged businesses) to connect to free and low-cost business resources.
Education & Workforce Development
Strengthening our local schools and fostering a well-trained workforce by working with our local community colleges, universities, and employment centers, among others to connect businesses to qualified staff.
Livable & Sustainable Communities
Convening thought leaders on such topics as affordable housing, homelessness, environmental sustainability, access to healthcare, access to healthy food, transportation, public safety, and sanitation, among other quality of life issues that significantly impact the business environment.
Marketing the Valley
Promoting the benefits of working, living, visiting, and getting an education in the San Fernando Valley.
The Alliance introduced us to Mission Valley Bank, which helped us get a PPP loan and keep our 16 employees through the pandemic.