In the News

Whittier Daily News covers aerospace jobs efforts at LAEDC
April 18th, 2014

Article highlights elected officials becoming involved in LA Jobs Defense Council

LAEDC Commends LA City Mayor Garcetti for Proposed Reduction of LA’s Gross Receipts Business Tax
April 17th, 2014

LAEDC Commends LA City Mayor Garcetti for Proposed Reduction of LA’s Gross Receipts Business Tax and Urges LA City Council to Pass Reductions  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 17, 2014                                                                                                             LAEDC Chair Lew Horne Releases Statement…  LAEDC Commends LA City Mayor Garcetti for Proposed Reduction of LA’s Gross Receipts Business Tax and Urges LA City Council […]

Film & Television Tax Credit Report Released by SCAG
March 20th, 2014

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) releases analysis of California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program. Download the full report HERE The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) released a study, which was conducted by the LAEDC’s Economic & Policy Analysis Group, assessing the impact of California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program. The study reviews […]

Free Marketing & Social Media Workshop – LAEDC Business Assistance Program
March 14th, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 8:30am – 10:00am in Marina Del Rey. Free Workshop will include discussion of Workforce Development Programs, Site Selection & Relocation Assistance, Permit Streamlining, Cost Containment, Incentives, and Tax Credits, Procurement, Access to Capital & Financing Sources Business Assistance & Layoff Aversion, Marketing & Social Media Workshop Learn All About Marketing, Social Media & No-Cost Business Assistance Programs   […]

March 2014 Business Leader newsletter
March 6th, 2014

Economic Analysis and News of LAEDC’s initiatives in LA County Click HERE for the March 2014 Business Leader newsletter

Which Emerging Markets Face Challenges?
March 5th, 2014

International trading partners and export markets are discussed in this article What is Happening with Emerging Markets? March 5, 2014 Ferdinando Guerra, International Economist, Kyser Center for Economic Research at LAEDC Financial troubles have returned to emerging markets over the past few months. Last spring, the hint of tapering monetary policy or slowly reversing quantitative […]

Industry Clusters of L.A. County – New Research
March 3rd, 2014

Which L.A. industries employ more than the U.S. average? The LAEDC Economic and Policy Analysis Group has just published new data for employment in the key industry clusters in L.A. County.  The data provides a view into key export-oriented (“traded”) clusters, and by looking at the “Location Quotient,” or LQ, you can see how much […]

Jobs Saved via Layoff Aversion Program
March 3rd, 2014

1700+ Jobs Retained In Less Than One Year 1700+ Jobs Retained as a Result of LAEDC Layoff Aversion Contracts with City and County of L.A.  LA City Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Layoff Aversion Program – LAEDC’s Business Assistance team continues to work on this important program identifying and targeting at-risk businesses in the City of […]

LAEDC Helps Company Expand, Resolve Permit Challenges
March 3rd, 2014

QCD Overcomes Permitting Issues and Gains New Customer The LAEDC Business Assistance Program offers free, confidential services to help the businesses of L.A. County grow, thrive and overcome challenges quickly.  Recently, Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), based in City of Industry, engaged the LAEDC Business Assistance team to overcome challenges and successfully expand.  With permission of […]

Income inequality: Analysis by LAEDC’s Kyser Center
February 28th, 2014

Economic growth has not translated to shared prosperity The recession may be long over, but the recovery has yet to reach every corner of the economy. In 2012, the U.S. median household income (adjusted for inflation) was slightly less than it was in the late 1980s and 9% below its peak in 1999.  Since the […]