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BOLD is led by a highly trained professional team of seven with a combined total of more than 70 years at the LAEDC providing comprehensive business assistance and consulting services. LAEDC’s staff members have multiple cultural and linguistic abilities, including Spanish, Tagalog, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. They were chosen for their expertise in, among other things: state and local municipal economic development; workforce development; manufacturing and tax consulting; site selection; data analysis; Fortune 500 relationship management; commercial banking; real estate; education and business attraction, expansion and retention.

The team works directly with leaders in priority industry sectors in order to understand current and future labor needs; determine wage levels for entry- and middle skill-level jobs; and identify training skills gaps and career-ladder opportunities. It also gathers data and referrals from educators and workers and supplies that to employers. Think of BOLD as a means to conduct and deliver information to generate transformative economic growth.

1.Define the educational attainment and paths to required training for the workforce of Los Angeles County.
4.Maintain an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of distinct industries' trends and challenges.
2.Contact and purposefully engage companies to determine hiring needs, skills gaps, and training opportunities.
5. Staff industry councils to foster personal engagement and comprehensive input.
3.Coordinate intelligence among trainers, job placement experts, and city and county work development boards.
6.Create monthly and annual reports to share data such as: targeted employer outreach; in-demand trends; forecasted hiring needs and skills gap; training referrals; placement referrals, etc.


Los Angeles County has ten million residents and a civilian labor force of over five million.  According to research done by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, 350,000 new non-farm payroll jobs will be added to the Los Angeles region between 2015 and 2020.  BOLD is directing the power of up-to-date industry data and tens of millions of dollars toward tempering the Los Angeles labor force for the cutting edge.  Motivated and trained, this is a force with national and global impact.  Making it here means making it everywhere.

The workforce of a changing world is moving forward in Los Angeles.  Be bold. Contact us now.