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Region receives federal grant to boost manufacturing firms

LOS ANGELES — Southern California is set to receive an economic boost with the announcement July 8 of a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Commerce grant designed to strengthen the region’s manufacturing base. Commerce Department Assistant Secretary Jay Williams announced the funding at USC, which is one of 89 partners that make up the Advanced Read More…

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Black entrepreneurs can’t afford disparities to persist

WASHINGTON — Jason Harris never imagined that his biggest customer would become the highest hurdle to his success. When Harris launched the Pros1 Corporation nearly five years ago, he scored a service contract with the Washington D.C. Convention Center. He thought his rosy future was assured. The venue asked Pros1 to staff temps for major Read More…

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Laundromat company moves into South Gate

SOUTH GATE — A company described as “the largest laundromat developer” in the United States plans to purchase vacant buildings at 12000-12030 Garfield Ave. at Main Street in the Hollydale area and relocate there from Commerce, reports Community Development Director Steve Lefever. Lefever, in a recent report to the City Council, said the 1.25-acre site includes Read More…