Shannon Sedgwick is an Economist in the Institute for Applied Economics at the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). In this capacity, Ms. Sedgwick develops subject-specific information and data interpretation for economic impact, demographic, transportation, industry and issue studies. She performs research, data collection and organization, analysis, report preparation and is a contributor to the LA County Strategic Plan blog.
Ms. Sedgwick joined the LAEDC team in June of 2008 as an Economic Research Assistant for the Kyser Center for Economic Research. In that role she assisted both the Economic Research Department and the Consulting Practice of the LAEDC with data collection and research, managing multiple data sets covering the State of California, Southern California, its counties and their sub-regions. In addition to writing sections of LAEDC’s Economic Forecasts, she was responsible for the “Business Scan” containing a collection of Los Angeles County economic indicators; the annual “L.A. Stats” report containing the most frequently requested statistics for Los Angeles and its surrounding counties; and was a regular contributor to the weekly economic newsletter “e-Edge.”
Before joining the LAEDC, Ms. Sedgwick managed an industrial and steel supply company located in the Inland Empire. There she identified and targeted a diverse customer base, and analyzed product and customer patterns in the local industrial market to successfully increase revenues.
A California native, Ms. Sedgwick received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Southern California (USC) with a minor in Architecture. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) since 2008.