Raising Standards of Living
LA Business Journal cites LAEDC, profiles battery manufacturer
While manufacturing has lost jobs in recent years, demand for workers with technical skills remains strong in L.A., including in the Advanced Transportation industry cluster, one of the key export-oriented...
LA Venture Capital Landscape, Trends, Companies On The Move
At our LAEDC board meeting 3/15, members gained insights from Stage Venture Partners on sources of funding, local trends for investment, the entrepreneurial landscape, growing public companies in Los Angeles County, and...
SELECT LA Investment Summit: Program and Registration Are Live
Registration is live for the 2017 SELECT LA Investment Summit, in its third year, bringing together international investors with Los Angeles region’s top business and government leaders, to facilitate foreign direct...
Urge Elected Leaders to Support Southern California Aerospace Days: March 20-24
On March 20th, 2017, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Southern California Aerospace Council will launch the region’s first-ever “Southern California Aerospace Days.” The purpose of the four-day...
Future Forum Recap: Convergence of Entertainment & Technology
Entertainment and Digital Media leaders came together at Paramount Studios for the third installment of Future Forums – a series co-sponsored by CSU Dominguez Hills, whose focus is on future industry...
What Does Innovation Mean to all Angelenos? Listen to the Podcast
LAEDC’s Chris Rico talks about innovation in L.A. at this moment in time, on Value Added Podcast. LA is a region that drives a tremendous amount of innovation, but innovation is a...
Public Landowner Assistance at AltaSea is Recognized in LABJ Real Estate Awards
Los Angeles Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Awards recognized LAEDC subsidiary ACTIVATE LA for assisting City of Los Angeles develop AltaSea Marine Research Park. Read the details on page 20 of the February...
LA's Bioscience Industry Discussed in Article, LAEDC Partner Biocom Ramping Efforts
LAEDC partner Biocom is actively fostering growth of the bioscience industry in L.A., and Dina Lozofsky of Biocom talks about the market opportunity in this article in MDDI Magazine. Read...
Phil Washington: LA Metro’s Role in Spurring Regional Advanced Transportation Innovation
Q: How would you describe your vision for Metro’s implementation of advanced transportation, such as alternative modes of transportation, electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and autonomous vehicles? A: Our agency has...
Recap: LAEDC Economic Forecast 2017, presentations, reports, photos, analysis
LAEDC would like to thank sponsors, speakers, attendees for making Economic Forecast event of February 22, 2017 a successful and valuable event. More than 500 of our members, civic, business and...
R.E.D. TalksMarch 30, 2017 5:30 pm
What do the brightest entrepreneurs in L.A. County’s future know that you don’t know – yet? R.E.D. Talks…
SELECT LA Investment Summit 2017June 14, 2017 8:00 am
Save the dates of June 14-15, 2017 for the third annual SELECT LA Investment Summit, which brings together international…
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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, LA Mero