The Los Angeles County region’s rapidly growing Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector includes a broad swath of computer science and information systems firms and occupations in LA County, and supports tens of thousands of well-paying jobs.  Business activities include Custom Computer Programming Services, Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Computer Systems Design Services, Electronic Computer Manufacturing, Cybersecurity and more.

LAEDC Supports Success of this Industry

As part of our non-profit economic development mission, LAEDC is fostering success and growth of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry cluster in the L.A. County region.

 

Economic Research

While LAEDC has not developed research specific to ICT, you can read LAEDC’s High Tech in LA report, and you can also utilize research from California Community College Center of Excellence, Here.

 

Business Assistance Services

LAEDC’s Business Assistance Program assists companies involved in ICT to locate, expand and stay in Los Angeles County.  There is no cost for this program, and our strategic consultants help firms overcome challenges, including expediting permits, solving cost issues, accessing employee training programs, site location, and developing strategies to improve overall operations.  Our consultants routinely bring together the right people around the table to overcome challenges, including city and county officials, utilities, workforce development organizations, insurance cost experts, and more.  Contact our Business Assistance Team at the LAEDC for more information on what we can do to help your business thrive in LA County.  These confidential consultations are provided at no cost, as part of our public-benefit mission.

In addition, if you are an entrepreneur in the technology market, try Bixel Exchange, housed at LA Area Chamber of Commerce for resources.

Public Policy Advocacy

LAEDC helps policymakers craft legislation and supports legislation when possible, to create a stronger foundation for growth of this industry and its jobs.  To learn more or bring a public policy issue to LAEDC’s attention, please contact Information and Communication Technology Industry Cluster Development at LAEDC.

Export Assistance

Los Angeles has the best exporting infrastructure and network of logistics resources in the USA, whether exporting internationally, or to neighboring states.  Develop your firm’s exporting opportunities by leveraging key resources at LAEDC.  Our affiliate World Trade Center Los Angeles provides export assistance and organizes trade missions to open new markets.  Co-located at LAEDC’s offices is the U.S. Commercial Service, which also provides export assistance.  Additionally, LAEDC’s Business Assistance Program offers strategic consulting at no charge and is often the best place to start your inquiry.  LAEDC can also identify additional resources for you.

Workforce Development

A great resource is the LA HI-TECH initiative, HERE.  Also, feel free to contact our Business Assistance Program if your business needs talent development resources.

Contact Us

Learn more and become involved with LAEDC’s work of building capacity in this key industry cluster of Southern California.

Contact Information and Communication Technology Industry Cluster Development at 213-236-4852, or [email protected].

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