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

Financial Football with Visa

LAEDC’s Workforce Development team partnered with Visa to host Financial Football on February 11th at NFL headquarters for high school students in the Los Angeles region.

Future Forum: The Future of Esports

LAEDC’s Future Forum held on December 9, 2021, explored how LA’s companies, technologies, and talent are leading the way in the growing esports industry.  In addition to leading ways that … Continued

LAEDC 2021 Holiday Member Mixer

Last Tuesday evening, December 7th, LAEDC members, community partners, and guests gathered under the stars of Grand Central Market’s outdoor patio. Golden Road Brewing generously sponsored the event, and guests enjoyed … Continued

Small Business Saturday 2021

Small Business Saturday is a national shopping day that takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This shopping day encourages consumers to Shop Small and support their local communities.  LAEDC is … Continued

LAEDC Member Spotlight: Jeff Wilson, Chevron

Jeff Wilson is the Manager of Corporate Affairs for Chevron Corporation representing Chevron’s subsidiary companies in the Los Angeles basin. In this role, Jeff leads policy, government, and stakeholder engagement … Continued

26th Annual Eddy Awards Recap

Last week, the LAEDC hosted our 26th Annual Eddy Awards to recognize the work of local government, education, and business leaders during the past year. Over 650 guests gathered at … Continued