LAEDC Member Spotlight: Art Bilger, WorkingNation

WorkingNation's mission is to create and distribute powerful stories about the nation’s current and future state of work that educates, inspires, and connects people, thereby driving decision makers to scale solutions … Continued

27th Annual Eddy Awards Recap

Last week, LAEDC hosted our 27th Annual Eddy Awards to recognize the work of local government, education, and business leaders during the last year. Close to 700 guests gathered at SoFi … Continued

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

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

Member Spotlight: Justin X. Thompson, Nixon Peabody

Justin X. Thompson is a partner at Nixon Peabody who represents clients across the spectrum of the real estate industry, from acquisition, financing and development to leasing and disposition.

88 Cities Recap: Reimagining the Future of Cities

LAEDC’s 88 Cities Summit held on Wednesday, April 27th, convened leaders of our local governments to discuss the economic challenges and opportunities our communities face.

LAEDC Member Spotlight: Ellie Casson, Waymo

Ellie Casson is Waymo’s Head of City Policy and Government Affairs. Waymo began as the Google self-driving car in 2009, and is designing the Waymo Driver, an autonomous vehicle that … Continued

Women’s History Month 2022

In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked Los Angeles County Supervisors Sheila Kuehl (3rd District) and Kathryn Barger (5th District) – two of our LAEDC members and long-standing supporters– about … Continued

The Future of Cannabis Recap

While still in its infant stage, the cannabis industry is hitting its stride in popularity and rapid growth across the country.