December 16, 2009
Byron K. Reed
Director of Community Development
Senior Vice President
333 South Grand Avenue, Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Dear Mr. Reed:
It is especially pleasing to hear that you have taken on an important urban agenda by coordinating Wells Fargo’s neighborhood investment and commercial lending guidelines for the greater Los Angeles region. Upon speaking with Skip Cooper and Gloria Zuurveen, each have shared good news about how you are in a major corporate position of influence and committed to economic growth through innovation and opportunity for area residents and businesses alike.
The Los Angeles metropolitan’s economic vitality serves to deliver the vibrancy of the entire region. Along these lines, our nonprofit public benefit group, the Southland Partnership Corporation (SPC), is entering its tenth consecutive year as a leading trade, labor, and social services enterprise. Our business model has emerged as a useful collaborative of business managers, government representatives and educators contributing to community development strategies.
The SPC works to excite, extend, and expand socioeconomic opportunities for all citizenry throughout theCounty ofLos Angeles. The work product promotes viable employment and small business interests using three cost-effective actions;
- Monthly delivery of countywide job developer meetings,
- Daily management of an Internet job access site; www.IStartOnMonday.com, and
- Daily management of three Internet purchasing opportunities network sites; www.bbala.com, www.TheArtofBidding.com, and www.Blacksuppliers.com.
It would be our privilege to impart with you socioeconomic community inclusion and engagement activities that yield responsible investment returns. In due course, feel free to contact me Monday-Friday at (310) 637-7248, or by email at, Bizpartnership@aol.com.
Dean L. Jones, C.P.M.