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...
Member Spotlight: Travis Kiyota, East West Bank
Travis Kiyota is the Senior Vice President, Head of Global Corporate Affairs for East West Bank. As a member of the Bank’s senior leadership team, Mr. Kiyota leads the Bank’s public...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Impact of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production WebinarJune 29, 2022 10:00 am
On Wednesday, June 29, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation will host a webinar to release our report…
27th Annual Eddy AwardsNovember 09, 2022 5:00 pm
The Eddy Awards is a cocktail reception, dinner, and awards gala to support the fulfillment of the LAEDC’s mission…
Voices from our Region
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LA Metro adopting an entirely zero-emission fleet demonstrates that it is possible for leaders to support the local economy and job creation while still prioritizing public health and clean air. It’s a win-win.Stella Li, President of BYD Motorshttps://laedc.org/2017/10/24/electric-bus-jobs/
Every job created, every local business that prospers is a vaccination against harmful economic, environmental, and social determinants of health — and provides nutrients that strengthen individual and community total health.Jodie Lesh, Senior VP, Kaiser Permanentehttp://laedc.org/2016/08/20/jodie-lesh-health-outcomes-depend-heavily-jobs-economic-opportunity/
...Among the world’s 30 leading cities, L.A. ranks ranking #4 in the demographics and livability indicator, #1 in city brand, #5 in senior well-being, #6 in relocation attractiveness, #7 in entertainment and attractions, and #9 in the “Youthful Cities” Index.Mitra M. Best, PwChttp://laedc.org/2016/12/19/guest-los-angeles-business-pleasure-converge/
"As exemplified by LAEDC and its leadership, it is crucial that we work together as a region to make positive steps towards implementing cleaner energy practices."Rick Teebay, Program Manager, Office of Sustainability, County of Los Angeleshttp://laedc.org/2017/07/31/rick-teebay/