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Supervisor Ridley-Thomas touts bioscience at LAEDC board meeting

By January 20, 2016 No Comments

LAEDC members heard more about the ambitious plans to develop the regional bioscience industry cluster, at the January 20th, 2016 LAEDC Board of Governors meeting, as guest speaker Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas discussed the County’s vision and strategy for bioscience.  LAEDC has begun to develop the related implementation plan, as contracted by the County, which will be completed before summer 2016.  The 100+ attendees also were briefed on economic conditions by chief economist Robert Kleinhenz, and several LAEDC member organizations were recognized for their years of support of LAEDC’s non-profit mission.  Attendees also took away the first printed copies of the LA County Strategic Plan for Economic Development, which was just completed, and is now ready for the implementation phase.

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L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas speaking at LAEDC Board of Governors Meeting.

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From Left to Right: Bill Allen, CEO at LAEDC, Stacy Stelzriede, Partner at Moss Adams, Mark Siegfried, Partner at Moss Adams, Praful Kulkarni, President & CEO of gkkworks & Current LAEDC Chairman

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From Left to Right: Bill Allen, CEO of LAEDC, Sandra Sanchez, Dean of Economic & Workforce Development, L.A. Harbor College and Praful Kulkarni, Current LAEDC Chairman.

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From Left to Right: Bill Allen, CEO, LAEDC, Marianne Kim, Senior Public Policy Analyst, AAA, & Praful Kulkarni, LAEDC Chairman

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From Left to Right: Bill Allen, CEO, LAEDC, Deborah Chan, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC and Praful Kulkarni, LAEDC Chairman

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Arun Bohra, CEO , Arunashi

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Jame Alva, SVP, Southern California Market Manager, Community Development, Citi

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From Left to Right: Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Bill Allen, CEO, LAEDC and Sachi Hamai, Interim CEO of LA County

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Nick Butcher, MGAC

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From Left to Right: Daveif Riccitiello, Senior Deputy for Economic Development, Sustainability & Mobility for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Bill Allen, CEO, LAEDC

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Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas speaking at LAEDC Board of Govenors Meeting.