The Los Angeles County region has a variety of business organizations that are dedicated to seeing a robust clean technology industry cluster here in Los Angeles County, including the LAEDC itself. In addition, we are fortunate enough to have a variety of institutions that lend themselves to strengthening the research, development and overall entrepreneurial environment here in Los Angeles County in the area of clean technology. Lastly, we have a plethora of additional organizations statewide as well as local organizations who contribute to the bustling clean technology ecosystem here in Los Angeles County and throughout the state of California.

Cleantech-focused or Supporting Organizations


The LAEDC’s mission is to grow, attract and retain jobs for the regions of Los Angeles County. The LAEDC offers several services to its members and the broader community to help achieve this mission, including the LAEDC e4Mobility Alliance, which is a group dedicated to growing a robust advanced transportation cluster here in Los Angeles County.
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CleanTech LA brings together business, government, and academia to grow the cleantech sector in Los Angeles, promoting sustainability and economic growth.
SCAG’s Clean Cities Coalition region was recognized as the leader out of over 100 participating coalitions, receiving top awards in greatest displacement in petroleum using compressed natural gas (CNG) and greatest increase in liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel use and propane (LPG) fuel use. SCAG and its Clean Cities Coalition commend the efforts that the regional partners have undertaken to reduce petroleum consumption through the advancement of alternative fuels.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Emerging Commerce Council identifies and engages with business clusters that have economic growth potential — including signature, emerging and innovative industry groups. The Council aims to promote policies that will strengthen these industries, elevate their global reach, drive job creation and regional economic prosperity.
CALSTART is dedicated to the growth of a clean transportation technologies industry that will:

  • Clean the air;
  • Secure the nation’s transportation energy future;
  • Create high-quality economic opportunities;and
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
“The LABC targets three key issue areas that are integral to our city’s economic competitiveness and quality of life:Energy & Environment
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The Long Beach Clean Cities coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.

cleancitiesla is full of information about projects and programs that are making Los Angeles move towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly City.
Southern California’s leading municipal governments, utilities, agencies, universities and organizations united to form the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC). LARC is built to achieve three goals: (1) Climate Action, (2) Promote a Green Economy, (3) Build Sustainable Communities.
The Resnick Institute is Caltech’s Studio for Sustainability—where rigorous science and bold creativity come together to address complex sustainability issues.
LACI is a non-profit organization funded by the CRA/LA and the LADWP for the City of Los Angeles. In partnership with the city’s exceptional educational and research organizations – UCLA, USC, Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory – LACI helps accelerate the commercialization of their clean technologies in addition to accelerating new products developed by independent entrepreneurs. LACI is a result of the Clean Tech Los Angeles (CTLA) alliance among the Mayor’s office, the City’s universities, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, the Los Angeles Business Council, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of
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The mission of the Luskin Center for Innovation is to unite the intellectual capital of UCLA with forward-looking civic leaders to address the most pressing issues confronting our community, nation and world.
The California Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Collaborative, a multi-stakeholder public-private partnership, is working together to ensure a strong and enduring transition to a plug-in electric vehicle market in California. The Collaborative embodies all key California PEV stakeholders including elected and appointed officials, automakers, utilities, infrastructure providers, environmental organizations, research institutions and others.
The California Fuel Cell Partnership is a collaboration of organizations, including auto manufacturers, energy providers, government agencies and fuel cell technology companies, that work together to promote the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. By working together, we help ensure that vehicles, stations, regulations and people are in step with each other as the technology comes to market.
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Since 1985 the Los Angeles Venture Association has been providing forums where entrepreneurs and executives of start-up, emerging growth and late stage venture funded companies actively meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors and other providers of professional services. Green LAVA is a group of LAVA members who are defining the clean technology and green business market places in Southern California. Green LAVA is focused on opportunities and challenges coincident with the design, development and deployment of sustainable products, services and businesses.
Startup UCLA
Startup UCLA seeks to develop a culture of startup thinking on campus;to connect students with alumni who are successful in the startup world and with the rapidly growing Southern California startup community;to give students opportunities to learn the basics of startup thinking;and to provide a community in which students can develop and launch their early-stage ideas.

Additional Information:

Getting EV Ready in Los Angeles County

Represent.LA (Map showcasing LA County’s Start-Up Environment)