Foreign investment drives California manufacturing jobs, according to 5th annual FDI Report from WTCLA
Over 730,000 direct jobs in California are at foreign-owned firms, according the World Trade Center LA 2020 FDI report, underscoring how important FDI and international connections are to the state’s...
April jobs numbers released for LA County: 20% unemployment
California EDD today released it’s April jobs data. The unadjusted unemployment rate for the LA County region was 20.3 percent in April 2020. “While these figures are concerning, they do...
LAEDC provides analysis to business task force and LA County Supervisors
LAEDC CEO Bill Allen highlighted at-risk jobs and industries, and the need to help lower income people of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the economic crisis caused by...
LAEDC research brief: Municipal budget exposure and COVID-19
LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics has published this analysis of general revenues of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County, assessing the level to which the cities are vulnerable to...
CCW Report: Information & Communications Technology Industry & its Workforce
Through LAEDC’s partnership in Center for a Competitive Workforce, a new report has been released on the fast-growing occupations in the local ICT industry, which includes among other sectors, motion...
Please encourage all to fill out the Census! Future resources to LA depend on it!
Our region is behind on submitting Census forms, and this will hurt our representation in Congress and funding for programs in the region if we don’t collectively encourage everyone to...
Grifols Collaboration with US Government to Produce the First Treatment Specifically Targeting COVID-19
Lifescience company Grifols, with significant operations in LA, is pivoting to serve immediate health needs during the pandemic, using its advanced blood plasma processing operations to advance COVID-19 medical science...
Visit LAEDC's Coronavirus response page - Community Connectory - for resources and assistance!
Community Connectory provides crucial resources for vulnerable residents, small businesses, and nonprofits Analysis & direct assistance for your business
Recap: Future Forum - Future of Electric Mobility zoom event included workforce discussion
Speakers from Uber Air, LA-based XOS electric trucks, CA-based Ampaire electric planes, Formula-E racing, and LAEDC discussed the major advances underway in electrification of transportation, as well as the needs of the industry from a workforce development perspective.
Bioscience hubs in LA County visualized in new datsheets
LAEDC has published several new snapshots of geographic hubs in the bioscience industry of LA County, to help illuminate total number of jobs, occupations, wages, and activity in these regions....
Reinventing Streaming: Digital Media & Entertainment Council meetingJune 12, 2020 10:30 am
“Reinventing Streaming: What is Hot, Hot, Hot!” is the topic of LAEDC’s Digital Media & Entertainment Council meeting on…
Future Forum: The Future of Sports in Los AngelesJune 16, 2020 11:00 am
SAVE THE DATE: Details to come. The many sports teams in LA create jobs directly and at many businesses,…
2020 Select LA Investment SummitSeptember 17, 2020 8:00 am
Postponed to Sept 16-17, Select LA provides international and local companies with understanding of the region’s investment ecosystem with…
Workforce Development meetings at CCWOctober 01, 2020 8:00 am
Center for a Competitive Workforce convenes community colleges with industry in meetings to support program development and work based…
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.
We make decisions based on a triple bottom line: Economy, Equity, Environment.
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/