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Chief Executive Larry Kosmont of Kosmont Cos. at his downtown L.A. office.

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Business Burdens Head Up; Firms, Jobs Head Out

COMMERCE: Survey rates most L.A. cities as high cost.

Rising costs push more than half of L.A. cities into business-unfriendly territory, survey reports.

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Larry Kosmont: Urban Assist

After working for years in municipal governments, economic development consultant Larry Kosmont now helps companies find business-friendly cities.

Economic development guru Larry Kosmont learned the ins and outs of government in city hall jobs.

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