WTCLA 2019 Foreign Direct Investment report shows a dip in SoCal
World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA) today published the 2019 FDI Report for Southern California. It indicates a slight decline in jobs related to foreign-owned businesses, of about 3%. Also,...
Phil Washington, Citi, CSU-Dominguez Hills to be honored by LAEDC
LAEDC today announced that Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) CEO Phillip A. Washington, Citi, and Cal State University Dominguez Hills will be recognized at the 2019 Eddy Awards®...
LAEDC supports SB 59 (Allen) to help CA lead autonomous vehicle development (2019 Legis. Session)
Autonomous vehicles are coming, but will California be merely a consumer of those technologies, or will we develop them, building an industry with living wage jobs? LA already has significant...
LAEDC supports AB 383 (Mayes) to improve clean energy financing (2019 Legis. Session)
As California eyes tools to enhance our ability to meet renewable energy goals, LAEDC believes that AB 383 (Mayes) will have a positive effect on investment and development of clean...
Recap: e4 Mobility Alliance Meeting on New Modes of Vehicle Usage
On May 9th, LAEDC’s e4 Mobility Alliance convened leaders from Canoo, HopSkipDrive, BlueLA, Spin, Borrow, and HyreCar for a dynamic conversation around new modes of vehicle usage. Hosted by Nixon...
LAEDC continues to support living-wage jobs in bioscience via support for Overlay Zones
LAEDC continues to take action to support growth of living-wage jobs in the promising bioscience industry in LA, and on April 30th, LAEDC provided public testimony in favor of Bioscience...
Community college system, students and businesses benefiting from CCW partnership
LAEDC has published a playbook for industry-education partnerships, in the form of a Project Update about the work of Center for a Competitive Workforce (CCW). The Update, available HERE, describes...
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HAPPENING IN LA Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, Mayor Eric Garcetti, State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and other city officials gathered to...
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The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City in partnership with Kaiser Permanente will continue their “Inner City Capital Connections” program in 2019. Over the past six years, Los Angeles is...
Just Announced: 24th Annual Eddy Awards honoring California State University Dominguez Hills, Citi Bank and Phillip Washington.
Join the LAEDC in honoring LA Metro CEO, Phillip Washington, California State University Dominguez Hills and Citi Bank for their tremendous contributions to our region at the 24th annual Eddy...
R.E.D Talk: The Future of the Supply Chain in LA CountyMay 21, 2019 9:00 am
Please save the date of May 21, 2019, and join LAEDC for the latest in our R.E.D Talk series…
Select LA Investment SummitJune 05, 2019 12:00 am
Select LA brings together global investors with local business and government leaders to assist foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities…
SoCal Aerospace Council Meeting w/ BoeingJune 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Partner EventsJune 28, 2019 12:00 am
Attend events of LAEDC's partners, related to our mission
24th Annual Eddy AwardsNovember 07, 2019 6:00 pm
Please save the date of November 7th 2019, and join LAEDC for the 24th Annual Eddy Awards Presented by…
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/