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About AccessingLA

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Accessing LA, the City of Los Angeles’ flagship networking series, is a collaboration of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, various Council offices, the Office of Procurement and the Department of Public Works.


Each of the three events in this series focuses on a particular industry that brings together several City departments, public agencies, and contractors (both primes and subcontractors). BuildWith focuses on the construction industry. The TeamWith event places emphasis on professional/personal services. RiseWith promotes business/ contracting development, especially in the San Fernando Valley. 


Accessing LA's aim is to provide opportunities for building meaningful relationships, gaining valuable perspectives and accessing an abundance of resources to promote economic development and contracting with the City of Los Angeles. From start up businesses to seasoned subcontractors, the Accessing LA events create an experience and a dynamic tight-knit community for those who want to do business with the City and other public agencies.

Previous Events




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2024 Koi Pond Winner

Corri-Lucia Fields, Founder/CEO

J. Atterby Fields Foundation

Recognizing the need for stronger connections within her community, Corri Fields founded the J. Atterby Fields Foundation (Kinect and Enrich) in 2016. Her passion for keeping families together fuels their mission to create a healthy, unified community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

The J. Atterby Fields Foundation has enriched the lives of over 50,000 individuals by providing access to health, wellness, and fitness resources for children and families, particularly in lower-income areas affected by health disparities.

In 2022, the J. Atterby Fields Foundation launched their Building Lives Unity Economics (B.L.U.E.) Project to bridge the gap through intergenerational programs. The B.L.U.E. Project strives to promote healthy lifestyles and wellness while addressing poverty, housing, and education.

The B.L.U.E. Project is seeking support for the opening of their comprehensive fitness entertainment center within the greater Los Angeles area. To support the J. Atterby Fields Foundation, B.L.U.E. Project, please click here.

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On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, more than 150 people gathered for the 2024 AccessingLA: BuildWith event at the Roy A. Anderson Recreation Center in Exposition Park.  The annual event is part of the City's Black History Month celebrations and brings together local small business owners to meet and learn about upcoming City and private sector projects.

Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr (CD9) and Board of Public Works Commissioner Mike Davis were on hand to welcome guests, as well as John L. Reamer, Jr., Inspector of Public Works, Bureau of Contract Administration, whose department hosted the event.  The morning featured presentations from City agencies and private contractors which included information about upcoming projects and how to prepare to participate in the bidding process.  There was an exhibit hall with more than 25 resource providers as well as the event's most popular feature: Business-2-Business matchmaking, in which more than 20 subcontractors were given seven minutes with eight different prime contractors in order to pitch their services and hear more about what types of services those primes are seeking.

We thank everyone who came out for the event.   



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