LAEDC’s 2022 Annual Report

Thank you for being a valuable partner of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. Below please find the LAEDC 2021-2022 Annual Report, which highlights the hard work of our dedicated staff … Continued

Summer Member Mixer 2022

On August 24th, LAEDC members gathered on the rooftop terrace of the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for LAEDC’s annual Summer Member Mixer. Guests enjoyed cocktails, networked, and caught up with colleagues and … Continued

The Power of Procurement

Women-owned small businesses make up a significant proportion of all firms in t he Los Angeles region with just over 20 percent of all businesses in the Los Angeles region … Continued
Bill Allen

A personal note from our CEO, Bill Allen

Dear Colleagues, I wanted you to be some of the first to know that during the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation's Executive Committee meeting on August 4th, I announced … Continued

Member Spotlight: Steve Olson & Halé Behzadi

This month, we would like to welcome and spotlight our incoming Chair, Steve Olson, and Vice Chair, Halé Behzadi.  The Chair and Vice Chair of the Executive Committee provide leadership, … Continued

Together For LA Report Announcement

On Friday, June 24, The Together for Los Angeles (TFLA) Collaborative for Small Business Recovery released a report that outlines its work to accelerate recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The … Continued

Los Angeles Business Journal 2022 LA500

Each year, the Los Angles Business Journal publishes its LA500, a list of the most influential people in Los Angeles. LAEDC is proud of our members who have been honored … Continued

LAEDC Member Spotlight: Punita Patel, Npower

Punita Patel is a Business and Talent Development Leader with 10+ years of strategic partnership, career coaching, and curriculum and program design experience. Her mission in life is to inspire … Continued

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN CALIFORNIA, 2022

WTCLA’s annual Foreign Direct Investment Report was published in the June 20th LA Business Journal’s LA’s Top 500 issue. Curious which country has the most foreign owned enterprises, jobs and … Continued

The Future of Entertainment Recap

On June 8, 2022, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, with the support of California State University Dominguez Hills, hosted its Future Forum: The Future of Entertainment – The … Continued

Member Spotlight: Winston Damarillo, Talino Labs

Winston Damarillo is the Founder and CEO of Talino Venture Labs, a global venture studio of inclusive fintech startups that bridge the financial inclusion gap for underserved, underrepresented groups around … Continued

Economic Development Week 2022

As our region collectively and collaboratively responded to the pandemic to provide economic opportunity, especially in those communities most disproportionately impacted, LAEDC celebrates Economic Development Week and will be sharing … Continued

Small Business Week 2022

National Small Business Week is celebrated during the first week of May every year. Small businesses are vital to the Los Angeles County economy, and to celebrate this week, we’d like to highlight a few in our … Continued