President of Verizon, Jim McCallion (left) pointed to the wealth of opportunity to do business in the 51st District communities and discussed recent telecommunications legislation. Judy Chu, chair of the Board of Equalization, provided participants with case studies to illustrate how she and her colleagues adjudicate cases before them. The event was co-hosted by the Inglewood, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Gardena, Compton, LAX Coastal and South Bay Association Chambers of Commerce. Also present were the West Basin Municipal Water District, South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Los Angeles World Airports, the Department of General Services, the Department of Corrections, Employment Development Department, Golden State Water Company, U.S. Small Business Administration and the California Housing Finance Agency.