Raising Standards of Living
LAEDC Addresses Joint Committee on the Arts with Otis Report Findings
LAEDC economist Kim Ritter-Martinez is scheduled to present to Senator Ben Allen and the California Joint Committee on the Arts this week, updating Sacramento lawmakers on the vital role our...
Otis Report Defines Creative Economy in LA and California
The 2017 Otis Report on the Creative Economy was released May 18th, 2017 by Otis College. As in past years, LAEDC economists provided the data analysis, and LAEDC is grateful that Otis College...
Report: LA Bioscience Industry Growing, Creating Jobs
LAEDC partner Biocom, which is celebrating one year of supporting the lifescience industry in Los Angeles, today published a report on bioscience / lifescience jobs and businesses, revealing a strong industry...
Long Beach Mayor Garcia and Port Officials Give LAEDC Members a Tour and Conversation
May 10th, LAEDC Members networked with top leadership from Port of Long Beach, heard about the impressive economic revitalization of City of Long Beach from Mayor Garcia, and toured the harbor’s many...
LAEDC is Hiring: Workforce Development Manager
LAEDC is hiring a Workforce Development Manager, to facilitate career technical education (CTE) program and curricula development in coordination with the 29 community colleges based in LA and Orange Counties...
LAEDC is Hiring: Director of Industry Cluster Development
LAEDC believes that well-paying jobs for our region’s residents are created through targeted programs to build our region’s key export-oriented industry clusters. We are seeking a Director of Industry Cluster...
Demographic Snapshots for LA County's Five Districts
Want to see how the five districts in LA County compare on employment, household income, educational attainment, and more? Below, link to the PDF file that provides these useful infographics for...
Board of Governors Meeting, April 19 2017: Recap
LAEDC hosted 90 members and guests at our Board of Governor’s meeting on April 19th, with featured speaker LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. LAEDC Chairman Chris Martin welcomed our guests,...
Mobility: the new space race. Media highlights growing Advanced Transportation industry
LAEDC’s work fostering growth of the Advanced Transportation industry cluster is recognized in two lengthy articles in SoCal News Group’s 11 newspapers. The articles describe electric, autonomous, and new concepts in...
Space Tech Expo Coming to Pasadena May 23-25
Space Tech Expo has published the preview of its annual U.S. conference and exhibits, slated for Pasadena, May 23-25, 2017. The exhibit hall and numerous sessions are free to attend, providing...
Chairman Series | Pico RiveraJune 07, 2017 10:00 am
With a population of 64,235, Pico Rivera is a moderate-size city with a true ambitious flare. Pico…
Launch Party for Countywide Strategic Plan for Economic DevelopmentJune 08, 2017 5:30 pm
Date: June 8, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Venue: The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, 5151 State University…
SELECT LA Investment Summit 2017June 14, 2017 8:00 am
The third annual SELECT LA Investment Summit will bring together international investors with L.A. region’s top business and government leaders,…
Future Forum - Artificial IntelligenceJune 28, 2017 7:30 am
LAEDC's Future Forums provide a deep dive into local emerging industries to understand innovations, workforce development, and industry demands…
R.E.D. TalksJuly 19, 2017 6:00 pm
What do the brightest entrepreneurs in L.A. County’s future know that you don’t know – yet? R.E.D. Talks…
Annual Eddy Awards Dinner GalaNovember 09, 2017 6:00 pm
The Eddy Awards, a reception, dinner, and awards gala, recognizes economic development leadership throughout LA County, and funds LAEDC’s public-benefit…
Partner EventsDecember 01, 2017 12:00 am
Our partner organizations host an array of events throughout the year. When these events align with our mission to…
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LAEDC works to increase economic opportunity and raise standards of living for all Los Angeles County residents by fostering growth of our key industries and the jobs they create.
Voices from our Region
Thought leaders share insights and ideas
Every job created, every local business that prospers is a vaccination against harmful economic, environmental, and social determinants of health — and provides nutrients that strengthen individual and community total health.Jodie Lesh, Senior VP, Kaiser Permanente
According to the Air Resources Board, less than 20 percent (of cap-and-trade money) went to projects within our six-county region, even though we account for 48 percent of the state’s population.Kish Rajan, President of SoCal Leadership Council
...Among the world’s 30 leading cities, L.A. ranks ranking #4 in the demographics and livability indicator, #1 in city brand, #5 in senior well-being, #6 in relocation attractiveness, #7 in entertainment and attractions, and #9 in the “Youthful Cities” Index.Mitra M. Best, PwC
The mode of transportation as we know it is slowly changing and LA Metro needs to remain relevant not only today but in the future.Phil Washington, CEO, LA Metro
"One of the top reasons Los Angeles County is a leader in the advanced transportation and alternative fuels industry is the sheer size of our market."JoAnne Golden-Stewart, Co-Chair, Advanced Transportation Center