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American Airlines Fuels Cargo Movement
Did you know that American Airlines, the 2018 Eddy Corporate Award Honoree, is the number one cargo carrier at LAX behind FedEx? For their efforts in moving goods into and...
US international relations depend on LA - WTCLA participates in trade mission to Asia
As Washington becomes increasingly hostile to international trading partners, the work of World Trade Center LA has become increasingly important, to nurture foreign direct investment into the Los Angeles region...
Media coverage: Amazon AWS cloud computing partnership with 19 LA community colleges
View articles and interviews highlighting the business-education workforce training collaboration which resulted in a cloud computing certificate at the 19 community colleges in LA’s regional consortium. (And read the press...
Amazon Web Services, 19 Los Angeles Community Colleges Collaborate to Launch a Regionally-Recognized Cloud Computing Certificate
Amazon Web Services, 19 Los Angeles Community Colleges, and Local High Schools Collaborate to Launch a Regionally-Recognized Cloud Computing Certificate Regional Industry-Education Partnership Reinforces Aim of LA Center for Competitive...
LAEDC Members Enjoyed Summer Mixer
LAEDC members talked with new Chair Eric Rowen and Immediate Past Chair Jodie Lesh over food and drinks at our annual summer mixer in DTLA this week. It was a...
Los Angeles ranked #1 in the U.S. on CBRE’s list of tech talent momentum markets
CBRE’s “Scoring Tech Talent” Report also ranks Los Angeles #3 for tech degree completions, ahead of Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. Los Angeles ranked #1 in the U.S....
American Airlines Honored for Economic Contributions
American Airlines, the 2018 Eddy Awards Corporate Honoree, made history in 1959 when an American Airlines Boeing 707 launched the first transcontinental commercial jet trip from Los Angeles to New...
Congratulations to Top 500 Influencers in LA
LA Business Journal this week recognized its LA500 list of top influencers, and among the list are leaders representing almost 70 LAEDC member organizations. Our team salutes these leaders, not only...
SoCal Aerospace Council Featured Northrop Grumman Matchmaking Session
About 100 attendees attended the June 13th, 2018 meeting of SoCal Aerospace Council, 70% of which were aerospace companies. The event featured matchmaking sessions to help identify small businesses that...
LA Bioscience SummitSeptember 20, 2018 8:00 am
On September 20th, 2018 bioscience and lifescience professionals are invited to join the LA Bioscience Summit, hosted on the…
Future Forum - The Future of FinTechSeptember 26, 2018 7:30 am
LAEDC's Future Forums provide a deep dive into local emerging industries to understand innovations, workforce development, and industry demands…
InnovateLA 2018November 02, 2018 12:00 am
Plan your event to coincide with InnovateLA 2018, which runs from November 2nd-18th. Innovate LA is an annual, countywide celebration…
2018 Annual Eddy AwardsNovember 08, 2018 6:00 pm
The Eddy Awards® is the most prestigious awards program to recognize leadership in economic development in business, education and…
Partner EventsNovember 09, 2018 12:00 am
Our partner organizations host an array of events throughout the year. When these events align with our mission to…
Voices from our Region
Thought leaders share insights and ideas
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/