Report: Hong Kong's connections to California's economy are substantial
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has released a report in partnership with LAEDC, describing the many linkages and mutual benefit of trade, investment, culture and cooperation between California and...
Destination Crenshaw, SoLA Impact Fund excite LAEDC board members
City of LA Council Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson spoke at an LAEDC Board of Governors meeting focused on the amazing work being done to benefit South Los Angeles, revealing opportunities to...
SoCal Aerospace Council highlighted Aerovironment, County's Fair Chance initiative
Local public company Aerovironment talked about the future of autonomous flight, and County of Los Angeles described the Fair Chance hiring initiative and related incentives at the SoCal Aerospace Council’s public...
LA’s economic challenges in the spotlight at 88 CITIES SUMMIT, Thursday Sept 19th
Propel L.A., a division of the LAEDC, convenes state and regional leaders to discuss vexing issues LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 – The second annual 88 Cities Summit convenes September...
Welcome Message from 2019–20 LAEDC Chair Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D.
I am honored to have been invited to chair the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation for 2019–20. As I assume this role, I want to thank Eric Rowen for...
Finalist cities announced for Most Business-Friendly City Award
LAEDC Announces 2019 Finalists for Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County: Winners to be named at Eddy Awards, alongside Honorees Phil Washington, Citi, CSU Dominguez Hills LOS ANGELES, CA ...
Trade war increasing demand for industrial space on both sides of the Mexico border
LAEDC’s Stephen Cheung was quoted in National Real Estate Investor magazine, on the topic of warehouse space on both sides of the US/Mexico border. Please read the article, Trade War...
Resilience Month! Loads of events and new tools for organizations to cut their risk!
Workshops, webinars, new guides, and free resources… Make this the month you take action to protect your organization from earthquakes and other disasters! Sept 11: Creating a Safer LA County...
LinkedIn touts LA's attractiveness to startups
LinkedIn has published an article, How Startups Learned to Love LA. LAEDC worked behind the scenes to assist the editorial staff. It’s an interesting read! Take a look HERE.
Expanding Opportunity Zone Tax Benefits to Local Projects of Significance is Key to serving Low-Income Communities
Sacramento needs to expand its beneficial tax treatment of investments made in Opportunity Zones (OZs) beyond affordable housing and “green technology” projects only, allowing local communities to best determine and...
Future Forum: Healthcare PersonalizationOctober 02, 2019 9:00 am
Hear leading industry experts in virtual reality, medical wearables, and workforce development look at innovations in healthcare maintenance, diagnostics…
24th Annual Eddy AwardsNovember 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Please save the date of November 7th 2019, and join LAEDC for the 24th Annual Eddy Awards Presented by…
Partner EventsDecember 01, 2021 12:00 am
Attend events of LAEDC's partners, related to our mission
LAEDC is a public-benefit nonprofit that works with business, education and government partners to collectively advance opportunity and prosperity for all the residents of the greater Los Angeles region. LAEDC does this by fostering growth of well-paying jobs in our key industries, and by preparing our residents for those opportunities.
Join us in our work fostering living-wage jobs in aerospace, advanced mobility, bioscience, digital media & entertainment and other key industries in the region. Help us work collectively to align workforce development with hiring in these industries, through our partnership in Center for a Competitive Workforce. Read LAEDC’s research to help inform your decisions pertaining to the future of the economy. Join in public policy advocacy that supports progress on these issues.
Voices from our Region
LA Metro adopting an entirely zero-emission fleet demonstrates that it is possible for leaders to support the local economy and job creation while still prioritizing public health and clean air. It’s a win-win.Stella Li, President of BYD Motorshttps://laedc.org/2017/10/24/electric-bus-jobs/
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 Permanentehttp://laedc.org/2016/08/20/jodie-lesh-health-outcomes-depend-heavily-jobs-economic-opportunity/
...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, PwChttp://laedc.org/2016/12/19/guest-los-angeles-business-pleasure-converge/
"As exemplified by LAEDC and its leadership, it is crucial that we work together as a region to make positive steps towards implementing cleaner energy practices."Rick Teebay, Program Manager, Office of Sustainability, County of Los Angeleshttp://laedc.org/2017/07/31/rick-teebay/