Raising Standards of Living
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.
Recap: Board of Governors 1/18/17
LAEDC welcomed 90 guests to its quarterly Board of Governors meeting on January 18, 2017 at the California Club. Chairman of the LAEDC, Chris Martin welcomed attendees and set the...
L.A. Selected As Home of New $1B George Lucas Museum!
LAEDC is very excited to share the news that the new George Lucas museum will be constructed in Expo Park, Los Angeles! This will create jobs for the region, both...
Innovators of LA: CSO & Co-Founder, Vroozi
LAEDC recently hosted a Regional Economic Development (RED) Talk with Dollar Shave Club’s CEO and Founder, Michael Dubin. This event was attended by dozens of entrepreneurs, business owners and innovators...
LA Business Journal: China investing heavily in Los Angeles
LAEDC and WTCLA executives were both quoted in an LA Business Journal article comparing the current wave of Chinese investment to the longstanding trends of Japanese investment. The article provides interesting...
Automation of Jobs - New Report from White House
A new report from the White House discusses the increasing impact of automation on jobs in the U.S. Low-wage jobs and jobs with lower educational requirements are facing the threat...
Recap of Future Forums - Cyber Security
Cyber security and information technology leaders came together at Ignite in El Segundo for the second installment of Future Forums – a series co-sponsored by CSU Dominguez Hills, whose focus is...
H.R. 6: “The 21st Century Cures Act” – SUPPORT
December 12, 2016 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500 Re: H.R. 6: “The 21st Century Cures Act” – SUPPORT Dear President Obama: Please...
Recap of LAEDC Member Holiday Party on 12/7/16 at The Spear Steak & Seafood House
LAEDC members enjoyed our Holiday Member Party, one of the many benefits of membership. The party featured an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and ample opportunity for networking with L.A’s business...
Other Regions Competing for Jobs: How Can California Win?
60 Minutes profiled a jobs-attraction program where government, economic development and community colleges all combine forces to attract businesses and jobs. What can California and Los Angeles learn from this case...
LAEDC Report: SoCal Construction Industry; Forecast and Market Update
LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics has released a study of the construction industry, focused on Southern California including Los Angeles County, titled Building the Future: Construction in Southern California, the...
Consular Corp Annual Program & ReceptionJanuary 30, 2017 4:30 pm
Officials and staff from Consular Corps and Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Los Angeles are invited to the annual…
LAEDC Economic ForecastFebruary 22, 2017 7:00 am
SoCal’s premier source for in-depth economic analysis of the local, national, global economy, w/ special look at the Latino…
Future Forum - Entertainment: The Convergence of Technology and MediaMarch 08, 2017 12:00 am
9/28/16 -LAEDC's Future Forums provide a deep dive into emerging industries like virtual medicine, cyber security and digital entertainment.…
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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