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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The Figueroa Street Improvement Project is a joint enterprise of research and community involvement. Community partners have actively collaborated with the Northeast Los Angeles COPC to design and implement the survey, as well as to disseminate and apply its findings to practical purpose. In surveying merchants on Figueroa Street, we were seeking to: a) identify their needs and priorities with regard to business, crime, sanitation, and traffic issues, b) to determine their interest in joining the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce and utilizing the new Business Assistance Center, and c) to invite them to organize a Business Improvement District. These efforts are aimed at addressing commercial and physical decline on Figueroa Street, organizing merchants, and fostering broader community revitalization in the surrounding Northeast Los Angeles region.

The following is a list of key findings and improvements indicated by the 67 merchants that participated in the survey:


MERCHANTS’ PROFILE
Race/Ethnicity

Business Profile

FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS ISSUES