Report on Talent Demand & Supply Due at 'Future Forum'
A report will pair data about college grads with data about business needs, to expose opportunities to teach new skills and facilitate more partnerships between business and colleges. The report,...
WTCLA Garners Award from IEDC for SelectLA Investment Summit
International Economic Development Council Recognizes The World Trade Center Los Angeles With Excellence in Economic Development Award WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 19, 2017) – The World Trade Center Los Angeles won...
AB 1250 Update
We are pleased to report that Assembly Bill (AB) 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) did not get out of the Rules Committee (Senate) and will not go to the Governor. The LAEDC thanks...
Finalists Announced for 2017 Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County
Winning Cities to be named at LAEDC Eddy Awards, alongside Honorees Mark Suster, Cedars-Sinai, Cal State LA LOS ANGELES, CA (SEPTEMBER 15, 2017) – The Los Angeles County Economic...
New Data Shows Income Growth in LA County
New Census figures came out today from the American Community Survey for 2016. It takes the government time to produce these figures, but it is worth noting how well LA...
LAEDC Uniting Cities to Attract Amazon
Amazon recently announced its intention to build a new second headquarters (“Amazon HQ2”) with projected employment of 50,000 new full-time well-paying direct jobs once fully built out and operational. Based...
AI Works Joins LAEDC as New Members
AI WORKS—the latest offering from Tokyo’s own Works Applications—has joined LAEDC as new members. Known for their global partnerships and application development, Works Applications strives to put people first. Because...
Update on the Center for A Competitive Workforce
The Center for a Competitive Workforce, which was launched as a partnership of the LA|OC Regional Consortium of 19 community colleges, LAEDC, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Southern California...
CEDA Board Meeting Conference Call Scheduled for September 14, 2017 at 10:30am
California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA) will hold its regular public meeting Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10:30am. The public can participate via telephone. The LAEDC publishes these announcements in keeping...
Lights, Camera, but No Action," a paper by Michael Thom, Fails to Add to Film & TV Tax Credit Discussion
California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program is a targeted economic stimulus initiative designed to protect and increase film and television production, jobs and tax revenues in California. The state’s...
Southern California Aerospace Council (SCAC) MeetingSeptember 27, 2017 8:30 am
Please Join us at the SCAC meeting September 27, 2017 at Loyola Marymount University. At this meeting, suppliers will discover…
Future Forum - The Future of Work in Los Angeles CountyOctober 03, 2017 7:30 am
LAEDC's Future Forums provide a deep dive into local emerging industries to understand innovations, workforce development, and industry demands…
InnovateLANovember 02, 2017 12:00 am
This annual showcase of innovation throughout the LA County region, in its third year, will be an opportunity for…
Annual Eddy Awards Dinner GalaNovember 09, 2017 6:00 pm
The Eddy Awards, a reception, dinner, and awards gala, recognizes economic development leadership throughout LA County, and funds LAEDC’s public-benefit…
Partner EventsDecember 01, 2017 12:00 am
Our partner organizations host an array of events throughout the year. When these events align with our mission to…
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LAEDC works to increase economic opportunity and raise standards of living for all Los Angeles County residents by fostering growth of our key industries and the jobs they create.
Voices from our Region
Thought leaders share insights and ideas
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/
According to the Air Resources Board, less than 20 percent (of cap-and-trade money) went to projects within our six-county region, even though we account for 48 percent of the state’s population.Kish Rajan, President of SoCal Leadership Councillaedc.org/2016/06/28/guest-commentary-southern-california-getting-cheated-cap-trade/
...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/
The mode of transportation as we know it is slowly changing and LA Metro needs to remain relevant not only today but in the future.Phil Washington, CEO, LA Metrohttp://laedc.org/2017/03/02/phil-washington/
"One of the top reasons Los Angeles County is a leader in the advanced transportation and alternative fuels industry is the sheer size of our market."JoAnne Golden-Stewart, Co-Chair, Advanced Transportation Centerhttp://laedc.org/2017/05/02/joanne-golden-stewart/
"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/