Vermont Slauson Press and Media

Providing programs structured to revitalize the physical, economic

and social life of the community of South Los Angeles


other resources:


Print Friendly and PDF

Press and Media

For media requests and interviews on economic and community development, the state of small business in South Los Angeles or related issues, please call the VSEDC Headquarters at: (323) 753-2335 or contact us through email.


South LA BSC helps entrepreneur bring Hotville Chicken out west.

Style chicken business, which has been in business more than 80 years. Longtime South LA BSC client Greg Dulan, owner of the legendary Dulan’s Soul Food in Los Angeles, introduced Kimberly to the center, where she recently completed the center’s entrepreneur program. Kimberly had a successful career in TV production management, but since the age of seven she knew that her destiny included sharing Hot Chicken with the world. At the South LA BusinessSource Center’s Entrepreneur Class, run by EWDD partner Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation, Kimberly learned about cash flow, food cost, labor cost, and profit and loss statements. Her pop-up Hotville Chicken business has been praised by Eater LA and is an occasional pop-up guest at Dulan’s Soul Food. The South LA BSC is actively assisting Hotville Chicken & Chops with site location needs and access to capital, and Kimberly plans to expand their pop-up family business by establishing a brick and mortar location this year that will employ approximately 16 people.

Hispanic Business Summit

October, 2017

EWDD promotes services at VSEDC

Mobile Retail and Food Truck Expo

September, 2017

The City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development General Manager Jan Perry promoted EWDD’s services to entrepreneurs attending the 5th Annual Mobile Retail and Food Truck Business Expo and Mobile Marketplace on Saturday September 23, 2017. “The 5th Annual Mobile Retail and Food Truck Business Expo and Mobile Marketplace, hosted by our workforce partner Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC), showed many entrepreneurs how to empower themselves by developing mobile small businesses,” she said.

Click here to read full story


The VSEDC Celebration Naming and Client Expo May, 2017

VSEDC Announces Appointment of New Executive Director

November 21, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) – a leader in local development and provider of Economic, Community and small business development – is pleased to announce the selection of Joseph “Joe” T. Rouzan III as the new Executive Director.

Click here for press release

Hispanic Enterprise Business Summit Monday, October 17, 2016

The Latin Business Association, in conjunction with LBA Member and Community Partner Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation and other organizations presented the 3rd Annual Hispanic Enterprise Business Summit on October 17, 2016. The event featured traditional Hispanic food and music.


Topics Included:

Reach top professionals in marketing and finance in Los Angeles

The impact of immigration

Reinvigorate your business with bold new marketing & social media tactics

Connect with other Hispanic business leaders
and owners

Click here to
view additional photos

Participants Included:

Frank Aguirre- Mayor’s Office

Andrea Jackson- Interim Executive Director - VSEDC

Ruben Guerra- Chairman/CEO- Latin Business Association

Natalie Orta- SBA

Sal Mendoza- City National Bank

Dr. Daniel Morales- Consultant

Arturo Casa- El Clasificado

Linda Lopez- Mayor’s Office of Immigration Affairs

Arturo Guerra- Los Angeles Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce

Oscar Gil- El Salvador Chamber of Commerce

Alex Galvez, Esq.- Immigration Attorney

Francisca Garcia- Oaxacan Chamber of Commerce

Maria Salinas- Chairwoman- Promerica Bank

Rose Elena Saucedo- National Latina Women’s Business Association Los Angeles


Mobile Retail and Food Truck Expo

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The 4th Annual Mobile Retail and Food Truck Expo was held on Saturday, August 13, 2016. We organized the event to provide knowledge and know-how of setting up a business that’s mobile. Our expo was successful because of the result of the fantastic experts.


Attendees have the opportunity to chat with specialists in every field. Whether it’s gathering all the information on requirements for vending permits and health permits, to promoting your product online, testing out different POS and payment systems or even just to learn about getting the graphics and design right for your mobile business, we’ve covered all the bases so you can just show up, network, learn and be inspired.  Join us next year!

Click here to
view additional photos


1130 West Slauson Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90044

Tel: (323) 753-2335

Fax: (323) 753-6710


Business Source Center

6109 South Western Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90047

Tel: (323) 789-4515

Fax: (323) 789-4524

Contact Us

Tel: (323) 753-2335

Fax: (323) 753-6710


Social Media