Norwalk is already home to a rich and diverse base of professional, retail, service, entertainment, and manufacturing businesses. Insuring their continued success provides the foundation for economic growth. Some resources available to existing Norwalk businesses include:
The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary business organization dedicated to improving business and building a better community.
The Long Beach Small Business Development Center helps small business owners succeed with low-cost training and no-cost one-on-one advising from experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts.
The Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board can assist with staffing and recruitment services, customized On-the-Job Training with reimbursement for a portion of the candidate’s wages during training, Layoff, outplacement, and re-training assistance, and other employee training and professional development programs to upgrade employee skills.
Cerritos College provides contract employee training for California industry, with a focus on Manufacturing Skills training & Business Management training.
The Gateway Cities Council of Governments has secured a tool to study demographics and perform market analyses for the City of Norwalk and other southeast Los Angeles County cities - http://www.gatewaycogsiteprospector.org
The United States Bureau of the Census also provides detailed information about the City’s demographics and other population and housing characteristics for analyses - http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0652526.html or http://census.gov/