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This map visualizes the quantity, chronology, and geographical concentration of new foreign corporate entities in Los Angeles throughout history. It is intended to show how the international businesses is situated in Los Angeles's zip codes and how Los Angeles based companies are distributed across the world.

We are interested in different forces that shape both the realities and the perceptions of neighborhoods in a city. The identity of neighborhoods, particularly in Los Angeles, are greatly influenced by the mixture of different nationalities. This diversity is made partly visible at the street level by businesses catering to or offering services from particular countries.

The world heatmap showing the quantity of registrations confirm that english speaking countries such as Canada and United Kingdom are among the jurisdictions that have most companies registered in Los Angeles. However there are also a few surprises.

The records for Los Angeles are taken from a larger set that includes the entire state of California. We sourced the dataset for this visualization from Enigma.io.