Vermont Slauson Shopping Center
The Vermont Slauson Shopping Center is a 10-acre, 175,000 sq. ft. commercial center located in South Los Angeles. The center currently has four major tenants consisting of a Ross Department Store, Mc Donald’s, CVS Drug Store, and Superior Super Market along with 14 smaller tenants. The center has created 450 jobs, significantly reducing unemployment in the immediate area. This $10 million project was developed in 1981 and continues to be an important retail center in South Los Angeles. Contributing funders included the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, the U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development, and the City of Los Angeles Community Development Block Grant Program. Jobs Created 450
Vermont Slauson Retail Center
The Vermont Slauson Retail Center sits on four acres at the southwest corner of Vermont and Slauson. The site features an El Super Supermarket, Jack in the Box, Yoshinoya Bowl Restaurant as well as VSEDC Headquarters. The project, which recycled the long-vacant land destroyed in the 1992 civil unrest, was the first new store built in Los Angeles for the Gigante Supermarket chain. This addition significantly contributed to employment in the area. The $9.8 project received funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Community Services), Genesis LA, the City of Los Angeles Community Block Grant Program, and the Los Angeles Community Development Bank. Jobs Created: 180
Western Slauson Business Center
The Western Slauson Business Center is an 18,000 square foot industrial center that is owned and operated by VSEDC. The center includes tenants such as a wallpaper manufacturer, a recycling operation, and a printing company. Jobs Created: 35
The Business Enterprise Center (BEC)
The BEC is an 10,000 square foot micro-business incubator: an environment that nurtures, educates, and directs start-ups by providing affordable office space, technical assistance, and shared office equipment for 30 local entrepreneurs. The BEC is designed to help service oriented micro-businesses and non-profit organizations accelerate their growth and the success of the broader community by increasing revenues and creating and sustaining vital employment opportunities.