Community Vitalization Council

The Community Vitalization Council (CiViC180) promotes community level economic vitality and jobs by supporting the growth of small businesses. CiViC180’s signature program, the International Business Accelerator (IBA), helps businesses launch into global markets.

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  • CREATE ·2020 Grants Challenge

    LA-Central American Business Initiative (LACBI)

    The IBA LA-Central American Business Initiative (LACABI) enables LA entrepreneurs of Central American heritage to build businesses and jobs through trade with companies in Central America. LACABI provides online training and person-to-person coaching using proven IBA methodology and taps into the IBA network of accelerators in that region. The program will work with 40 companies, creating 100 direct and 250 indirect jobs.

  • CREATE ·2019 Grants Challenge

    Catapulting LA's Small Businesses Into Global Markets

    The International Business Accelerator has worked with more than 30 companies (60% women founders and nearly 50% minority owned). We have found that a major obstacle for companies to export are requirements for large (container load) shipments and the IBA has developed a strategy and series of incentives to address this problem. In conjunction with LMU, we will work with 20 LA county companies in two cohorts with the goal to create $1 million in new revenue, 20 direct jobs and 60 indirect jobs.