LAEDC publishes Economic Forecast 2018-2019

LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics has published the annual LAEDC Economic Forecast, covering years 2018-2019, with a focus on California and Los Angeles County.  About 500 attendees joined LAEDC for the report’s release, and heard from numerous expert speakers, including a panel discussing solutions to the shrinking middle class.

Download the full report here.
Newly Added: Forecast for other SoCal counties including Orange County
View key interactive data from the report here.


View speaker presentations:

Dr. Somjita Mitra (LAEDC) presentation (CA and LA economy)

Dr. Manuel Pastor (USC) presentation (Shrinking Middle Class)

Jonathan Woetzel (McKinsey & Co.) (Global Economic Outlook)

Media coverage:

The 11 newspapers in Southern California News Group: Report: California outpacing the nation in economic growth, but that’s not the whole story
KNX Radio: Mottek on Money (also regular news  and )
KPCC: LA’s economy is strong — but not for all workers
LA Business Journal (three stories):  Modest Local Job Growth Trend to Continue This Year and Next: Forecast (see more stories below)
CBS-TV News: Report: LA County Unemployment At Lowest Level In Nearly 20 Years
Apparel News: California’s Economy Will Continue to Outshine Most of the U.S.

Thank you to our event sponsors!










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Photos: Paul Redmond

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