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Memo on the WGA and SAG-AFTRA Strikes

The Potential Impact of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA Strikes Written by Shannon Sedgwick, Director of the Institute for Applied Economics The iconic film and television production industry has deep roots … Continued

Summer Member Mixer 2023

In late July, we hosted our joint Executive Committee meeting and annual Summer Member Mixer at the LINE LA Hotel in Koreatown. We were thrilled to be joined by members and their guests, LAEDC staff, and our … Continued

Future of Tech Recap

June 8, 2023 – The LAEDC’s Future Forum, as part of LA Tech Week 2023, centered on the power of technology in driving innovation and building an equitable economy. New … Continued

Quarterly Economic Briefing: May 2023

May 22, 2023 – Every Quarter, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation's (LAEDC) Institute for Applied Economics provides a briefing on the current state of the regional economy. These … Continued

88 Cities Summit Recap 2023

Last week, more than 200 elected officials, city managers, business, education, and nonprofit leaders gathered at LAEDC’s annual 88 Cities Summit. This convening provided a space for local government leaders … Continued

Member Spotlight: Gerard Orozco, Jacobs

Gerard Orozco is Vice President and Executive Client Account Manager for Jacobs based in Los Angeles. He specializes in advancing Jacobs’ interests throughout the country. He manages relations with elected … Continued

A Just Transition to a Green Economy Recap

To tackle pressing environmental challenges like climate change and pollution, our local regional economy, including the private sector, needs to transition towards a greener, resilient, and climate-neutral economy. A Just … Continued

LAEDC’s 2023 Economic Forecast Recap

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) is proud to harness our convening power and research insight as a catalyst for economic growth with the release of its 2023 … Continued

Spotlight of Black-Owned Businesses 2023

All year round, we encourage our community to support Black-owned businesses. To celebrate Black History Month, we’d like to highlight a few Black-owned businesses in Los Angeles County and encourage … Continued