Community Economic Development (CED)


We invite you to become engaged with the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Community Economic Development (CED) Program created by the LACCD Board of Trustees to increase participation by local businesses, students, and workers to maximize the economic impact of the $14.9 billion bond program.  The CED Program includes a comprehensive Local Worker Hiring Program (LWHP), Local, Small, Emerging and Disabled Veteran-owned Businesses Program (LSEDV), and PAID College Internship Program.


On October 17, 2001, the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees established a Community Economic Development Program to maximize local economic benefits generated by the LACCD bond program. This was subsequently reaffirmed on June 25, 2003, and January 15, 2014.  To further its commitment to improve the economic vitality of the community, on January 15, 2014, the Board also modified Board Rule 7103.17: Opportunities for Local, Small and Emerging, and Disabled-Veteran owned Businesses to increase the goal to a minimum thirty percent (30%) participation by LSEDV businesses in facilities contracts.

Additionally, LACCD entered into a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) on December 19, 2001, with the Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Trades Council and Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters.  The PLA reaffirms LACCD’s commitment to contracting with LSEDV businesses, hiring local and disadvantaged local workers and creating opportunity to enter the construction industry.

 The CED Program includes three key elements:

  • Community Business Enterprise Program –  supports the local economy by encouraging the inclusion of local, small, emerging and disabled-veteran owned businesses (LSEDV).
  • Local Worker Hire Program –  aims to assist local residents, including disadvantaged and veteran workers, living in the areas neighboring the colleges in trade and non-trade opportunities.
  • College Internship Program –  provides District students, recent graduates and recent transfer students with paid opportunities to work alongside industry professionals.