SCE new $356M charging program will enable electric trucks, buses and other large vehicles
LAEDC’s e4 Mobility Alliance has for years supported the development of the local EV industry, so we are pleased to congratulate Southern California Edison (SCE) on a new $356 million...
Net Zero Accelerator from USGBC-LA accepting companies and entrepreneurs
The LA office of US Green Building Council is accepting 10 businesses or entrepreneurs with building technologies that support environmental goals into a new Net Zero Accelerator in Los Angeles. ...
Biggest Takeaways from Red Talk: The Future of the Supply Chain in LA County
Amid an era ripe with industry disruption, how are the most innovative leaders streamlining their businesses for success? On May 21st, the LAEDC continued an ongoing partnership with Bank of...
WTCLA's Stephen Cheung talks tariffs and investment into LA, on Mottek on Money
With the Select LA Investment Summit just around the corner, and the new FDI report for Southern California just released by World Trade Center LA (WTCLA), several media outlets are...
LAEDC congratulates the LA 500
Los Angeles Business Journal this week published its annual LA 500 list of the most influential people in L.A. LAEDC congratulates all those who were recognized, including the leaders from...
CEDA Board Meeting Conference Call Scheduled for May 23, 2019 at 10:30am
California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA) will hold its regular public meeting Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:30am. The public can participate via telephone. The LAEDC publishes these announcements in keeping...
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...
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…
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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/