LATIN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
“Building Economic Wealth and Opportunity for Latin Business and the Community”
The Latin Business Association (LBA), a 501(c)(6) private non-profit organization established in 1976, is one of the nation’s most active Latin business trade associations on the basis of active membership and overall outreach to its member business owners. The LBA is the only organization that truly represents over 800,000 Latin businesses in California.
The LBA serves as the unifying voice for Latin businesses, advocating for opportunities that set business owners at a higher class of competitiveness. It is committed to the success of its members, partners and supporters by providing high-quality events, innovative programs and services and useful and tangible resources that enhance business growth.
In 1998, the LBA created the Latin Business Association- Institute (LBA- Institute), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The LBA- Institute is an educational, research and economic development entity that provides technical assistance and generates procurement opportunities.
The LBA-Institute’s mission is to serve as an economic catalyst by attracting and developing new markets as well as facilitating business start-ups and providing education.
Founded in 1998 by the Latin Business Association, LBA-Institute is the leading connection between Latin entrepreneurs and the business marketplace. Since its founding, the LBA-Institute, in conjunction with its corporate alliances, has generated millions of dollars in loans and procurement contracts.
While separate and distinct entities, the LBA and its sister organization, the LBA- Institute, work in collaboration to provide the advocacy, educational programs and business development opportunities that strengthen the economic and social foundations of the community and our state.