Recap: Space commercialization was in focus at LAEDC Future Forum
A full house attended Future Forum on January 22nd to hear the key drivers in LA’s aerospace industry, with a focus on space commercialization. The panel also talked about the...
Renewable energy creating opportunity for careers: Expert video
On our sister website, Center for a Competitive Workforce, a new video explores hot trends in careers and occupations related to the increasing adoption of renewable energy. And it doesn’t...
VERDEXCHANGE is about to happen: Greentech and Cleantech leaders will be there
January 27-28, 2020 in Los Angeles, entrepreneurs, policy makers, utilities, investors and other leaders in green and clean tech will convene to gain the latest knowledge and get deals done...
LA County added 82,000 jobs this past year, according to EDD data release today
According to data released on 12-20-19 by California EDD, The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County was unchanged over the month at 4.4 percent in November 2019 from...
LAEDC identifies 200K job openings in new labor market reports for CCW
As part of the ongoing effort to help colleges align programs with industry hiring trends, and in partnership with the 19 community colleges in the Los Angeles Basin, LAEDC has...
LAEDC study quantifies jobs from Metrolink plan to improve & extend commuter rail
LAEDC Study says Metrolink’s Plan to Rebuild SoCal’s Rail System Expected to Create 1.3 Million Jobs by 2050 SCORE to increase gross regional product by almost $684 billion Dec. 13,...
Inc. Mag highlights entrepreneurial activity in LA, in Surge Cities report
In the U.S., Los Angeles ranks No. 4 in Early-Stage Funding Deals ; 10 in Rate of Entrepreneurship For the 2020 Surge Cities index, Inc. and innovation policy company Startup Genome analyzed troves of data...
SCAG features LAEDC Economic Update for LA County, preview of EV industry report
SCAG’s no-miss annual Economic Summit featured LAEDC economist Eric Hayes delivering an update on the economy, and Judy Kruger talked about LAEDC’s perspectives on the EV and advanced mobility industries...
LAEDC Holiday Mixer fueled spirited conversation and great networking
LAEDC hosted a few hundred of our closest friends, partners and of course LAEDC members on December 4th for our annual Holiday Mixer. Conversations overheard included the state of our...
LA's VR/AR industry and digital media sector explored by The Economist
LAEDC CEO Bill Allen talks about LA’s innovation strengths in a great feature in The Economist, describing why Los Angeles is such a magnet for innovation in Virtual Reality (VR),...
e4 Mobility Alliance Industry Council MeetingFebruary 13, 2020 9:30 am
E4 Mobility Alliance's "WORKFORCE & INDUSTRY" discussion: challenges, opportunities, and educational pathways into the application of 5G + Mobility.…
LAEDC Economic Forecast - Save the Date of Feb 19thFebruary 19, 2020 8:00 am
LAEDC's annual Economic Forecast will be held on the morning of February 19th. More details will be announced soon.
Partner EventsDecember 01, 2021 12:00 am
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LAEDC is a public-benefit nonprofit that works with business, education and government to collectively advance opportunity and prosperity for all the residents of the greater Los Angeles region. We do this by fostering growth of well-paying jobs, 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. 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 inform your decisions. Join in public policy advocacy that supports progress.
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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/