LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast is published
LAEDC has published its 2020 Economic Forecast, which was presented February 19th, 2020. The report, while generally optimistic about continued modest growth and employment gains, also explored major challenges in our regional economy; the biggest issue being that…
LAEDC EVP Stephen Cheung recognized by Supervisor Hilda Solis
Stephen Cheung was recognized by LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis in February, for his continuing and dedicated service to the community. She remarked that Stephen has been instrumental in economic...
Video: LA is at the center of renewable energy innovation - Bill Gross at VERDEXCHANGE
Idealab founder Bill Gross presented amazing breakthroughs in renewable energy and carbon sequestration at VERDEXCHANGE. View the video here. In this speech at VERDEXCHANGE, Bill Gross highlights new companies Energy...
LAEDC's Bill Allen and USC President Carol L. Folt at VerdeXchange
Bill Allen sat with Dr. Folt to discuss her vision for making sustainability a core mission at USC, at this year’s VerdeXchange. Read more on USC’s website HERE VerdeXchange brought...
LAEDC takes EV data to Sacramento to inform legislator decisions
LAEDC’s Judy Kruger and Collette Hanna traveled to Sacramento to provide testimony and analysis on key economic public policy issues, focused on EVs and Opportunity Zones. Judy provided legislators with...
LAEDC members enjoyed hearing from Councilmember Joe Buscaino at Board of Governors
LA City Councilmember Joe Buscaino discussed port automation and LAEDC’s Shannon Sedgwick previewed LAEDC’s Ocean Economy report LAEDC’s January Board of Governors meeting gave members one-on-one time with LA City...
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...
Aerospace Council Meeting with Aerojet RocketdyneMarch 11, 2020 5:30 pm
This quarterly meeting of the SoCal Aerospace Council features a keynote from Rocketjet Aerodyne on key trends and opportunities…
DME Council Meeting - Studio Space and Talent NeedsMarch 20, 2020 9:30 am
LAEDC is hosting its next Digital Media + Entertainment Council meeting on March 20th, 2020 Blockbuster Discussions: Studio Space…
2020 Select LA Investment SummitMay 27, 2020 8:00 am
Select LA provides international and local companies with a comprehensive understanding of the region’s investment ecosystem with actionable insights…
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.
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/