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L.A. County Trade with Taiwan Analyzed in LAEDC Report

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Preview event hosted by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

Los Angeles, CA, March 30, 2014 — The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), together with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles (TECO) hosted an invitation-only preview the upcoming research report, Growing Together: Taiwan and Los Angeles County, on March 31st, 2015.

The report reveals the mutually beneficial trade and investment relationship between Los Angeles County and Taiwan, its fourth largest trading partner.  The TECO event includes a presentation of key findings by LAEDC’s Kyser Center for Economic Research.

Key findings include:

  • Taiwan is the Los Angeles Customs District’s (LACD’s) #4 trading partner
  • Investment into Los Angeles County from Taiwan has increased by 30% over the past 6 years, with Taiwan becoming one of Los Angeles County’s top ten largest investors
  • L.A. County has the largest Taiwanese population of any county in the nation at over 45,000

Read the article in LA Daily News about the preview of the report HERE

“We are very grateful to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office for sponsoring this report, which provides valuable information about the long and mutually beneficial economic interdependence between Los Angeles County and Taiwan.” said Lawren Markle, Director of Public Relations for LAEDC.  “Through such research, we better understand our economic ties and future opportunities.”


The report is not yet available online.  It will be made available to all attendees of the upcoming 10th Annual International Trade Outlook, in Long Beach, CA, hosted by LAEDC and World Trade Center-Los Angeles on June 3rd, 2015.  Learn more about International Trade Outlook by clicking here.



The LAEDC is the region’s leading provider of economic development services. Since 1981, the LAEDC’s mission is to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs for the regions of Los Angeles County. The LAEDC serves the 88 cities and more than 100 unincorporated communities of L.A. County through its free business assistance and attraction programs, economic research, fee-supported economic and policy analysis, and public policy leadership.


The WTC LA-LB works to support the development of international trade and business opportunities for Southern California companies as the leading international trade association, trade service organization and trade resource in the Los Angeles region. We also promote Los Angeles County as a destination for foreign investment, thereby enhancing the region’s economy, employment and business opportunities for local firms.

Media contact: Lawren Markle at [email protected],  phone 213-236-4847

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