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),...
Senator Maria Elena Durazo meets LAEDC Board
Affordable housing, the Fair Chance Hiring initiative, and Senator Durazo’s priorities were the topics that engaged LAEDC members at our November 20th Board of Governor’s meeting. Speakers included County of...
California EV sector driving growth of nation’s automotive industry, shifting future locus of the industry to California and Los Angeles
With 276,000 EV industry jobs in the state and 120,000 jobs in SoCal, EV adoption is only part of the story LOS ANGELES, CA (November 15, 2019) – The Electric...
LAEDC is hiring: Industry Development, Membership, Administration
Join a team that has social impact and increases opportunity and prosperity for the region’s residents. LAEDC is currently seeking an Industry Development Manager, a Membership Manager, and an Assistant...
Cities of Lancaster, La Mirada receive Eddy Awards, alongside honorees Citi, CSUDH, Phil Washington
LAEDC recognized Cities of Lancaster and La Mirada as the Most Business Friendly at the 24th annual Eddy Awards, where 600 attendees honored contributions to economic development and supported LAEDC’s public-benefit mission.
Join LAEDC in support for Fair Chance hiring initiative
Your organization can be part of the solution — hiring good people who have been involved with the justice system. LAEDC is directly supporting the Fair Chance hiring initiative, and...
LAEDC's leaders in the news discussing international investment into LA and more
Voice of America’s globally syndicated interview HERE with LAEDC’s Stephen Cheung highlights the impact on local jobs when Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into LA fluctuates. WTCLA’s Mike Smith talks to...
CCW article discusses blackouts, careers in renewable energy, pathways from community college
A post on the Center for a Competitive Workforce website explores demand for talent in the renewable energy industry. Read the piece at the CCW website: California blackouts will probably...
LAEDC Annual Report shows the personal impact of our collaborative work
At LAEDC, we serve the people of our region. Working collectively with our partners, we help create the jobs, the training opportunities, the better outcomes for communities, families and individuals. ...
LAEDC is hiring an Assistant Manager for the Business Assistance Program
LAEDC’s award-winning business assistance team is seeking an assistant manager. This team helps businesses overcome challenges, grow and hire. The goal of this program is to spur job creation and...
Digital Media & Entertainment Council MeetingDecember 06, 2019 9:30 am
Entercom, local news media company will host the CCW / LAEDC DME Industry Council event to discuss workforce development…
Bioscience Industry Council meeting: Nantworks, Lundquist Institute, LA Trade Tech, HR surveyDecember 06, 2019 10:00 am
Lundquist Institute (LA BioMed) will host CCW / LAEDC's Bioscience Workforce Development Council meeting, presos by Nantworks, Biocom, Triton Biosystems,…
Future Forum: Space CommercializationJanuary 22, 2020 9:00 am
Hear leading industry experts in virtual reality, medical wearables, and workforce development look at innovations in healthcare maintenance, diagnostics…
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/