Vermont-Slauson EDC
is here to help YOU.

Business owners have questions, concerns, and anxiety. We provide immediate support while adhering to physical distancing recommendations recommended by the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Through virtual coaching using Zoom, online workshops & trainings, and technical assistance through a network of providers; our team will help business owners to find the best funding opportunities to help stay afloat.

The Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) is a community-based non-profit organization that enhances resources and opportunities for South Los Angeles residents. Established in 1979 as a citizen advisory committee by Mayor Tom Bradley, VSEDC resulted from the community’s concern after the closing of Sear’s department store, which served as an economic cornerstone.


COVID-19 has taken everyone by surprises.  Those hardest impacted are the businesses that have been forced to closed and those employees suffering from unexpected loss of income. If these times have hit your business hard, VSEDC can help.


Entrepreneurship can be daunting and often confusing.  VSEDC offers you Business Coaching from experienced professionals that have the expertise to help you get on the right track.


The Entrepreneurial Training Program consists of a 3-week Level I Training Class & a 8-week Level II Business Plan Writing. A certificate of completion is awarded upon satisfactory attendance, and submission of requirements.


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VSEDC has proudly received the distinction as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) making it one of the only non-profits in South Los Angeles authorized to assess and distribute funding.

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