Together For LA Report Annoucement

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. 

Spotlight of Women-Owned Businesses

LAEDC is always looking for ways to help grow our local economy by helping to grow our small businesses.  All year round, we encourage our community to support women-owned businesses. … Continued

CA Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0

The California Film and Television Tax Credit 2.0, enacted in July 2015 and sunsetting June 2020, has contributed almost $21.9 billion in economic output over five years,

LAEDC Member Spotlight: Linda Oubré

Linda Oubré, Ed.D., M.B.A., an accomplished leader in higher education and highly successful businesswoman, took office as Whittier College’s 15th president on July 1, 2018.  

LAEDC’s 2022 Economic Forecast

More than 350 people from the education, government, and business sectors joined the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) for the launch of their 2022 Economic Forecast “Navigating Through … Continued

LAEDC Member Spotlight: Gene Hale

Gene Hale is the CEO of G&C Equipment Corporation one of the nation’s largest Black owned businesses. The company is engaged in the sale and lease of construction equipment, material, … Continued