LAEDC’s Business Assistance Program has helped retain or create 250,000 direct jobs reported by businesses since 1996.
Our “Together for L.A.” and “Community Connectory” programs provide LMI, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), underserved diverse-owned & women-owned small businesses, and micro-enterprises in LA County.
In 2020, LA County had a total fiscal impact of $248.7 million in jobs saved.
“With the fast-changing economy, it’s reassuring to know that there are people like you at the LAEDC that really care about helping to keep our local businesses strong, sustaining jobs in our economy.”
– Anita Ron – President, BriteWorks, Inc.
How We Help
The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization focused on equitable economic growth in the Los Angeles region. We use research to advance key industries, provide business assistance, collaborate with educational institutions to develop a robust workforce, and provide government officials with economic data to ensure the continued growth of L.A. County.
What We Do: Inclusive Economic Development
LAEDC drives action in support of a reimagined Los Angeles regional economy that is growing, equitable, sustainable, resilient, and provides a healthy and high standard of living for all.
Industry Growth Initiatives
L.A. County has dozens of major industries, each with rich ecosystems of businesses, talent, suppliers, logistics networks, research, and entrepreneurs. Innovation occurs when industries overlap, driving new business concepts and making L.A. County the creative capital of the nation. LAEDC is working to foster the growth of well-paying jobs in some of L.A. County’s largest industries.