Recap: InnovateLA 2018 kickoff gets event series rolling

On November 2nd, InnovateLA held its annual kickoff event, launching its two-week countywide celebration through November 18th. LA’s most innovative students, companies and nonprofit organizations came together at the Water Garden, Santa … Continued

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.

Antonio Villaraigosa Speaks with LAEDC Members

Gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa exchanged ideas with civic stewards at LAEDC’s Board of Governors meeting on January 17th, 2018.  Pictured with LAEDC Chair Jodie Lesh, the former Mayor of City … Continued

LA’s Community Colleges Form Center to Inform Career Education Programs

In response to the growing concern about the fast transitioning economy and job markets, which are becoming increasingly more technical and specialized, LA County’s 19 Community Colleges have agreed to launch and co-invest in the region’s first Center for a Competitive Workforce, which will be housed at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC).  The Center will deliver on the vision of the statewide Strong Workforce Program with new and better coordination by combining research on the supply of and demand for talent, which may incite changes across the state in how Strong Workforce is implemented.