Understanding the dynamic L.A. economy

Research and analysis is a foundation for what we do at the LAEDC, led by our research team of in-house economists.  We study where the jobs are today and forecast how our economy and its jobs will change tomorrow.

LAEDC provides reliable forecasts, relevant data and insightful perspectives to help Southern California understand and take advantage of emerging economic trends. We assess the global economy relative to L.A. County, examine employment trends, and provide timely economic reports to decision-makers.

Our team also provides in-depth market intelligence and independent analysis on the key industry clusters that propel our regional economy.  In addition, our team performs custom research as commissioned by clients, including economic impact analyses, policy analysis, workforce development analyses, and more.  This analysis helps guide workforce development initiatives and effective public policy, and quantifies economic impacts.  Public and private organizations seek customized, objective studies from LAEDC to inform their decisions.  Our nonprofit, public-benefit mission sets LAEDC apart and provides the foundation for objective analysis.

Browse our research HERE.

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Media interviews are coordinated by Lawren Markle, Director of Public Relations (213-236-4847)