Graphic on High Tech Startups in LA - Reveals Investment Activity
This graphic shows just a few of the Los Angeles based high tech startups that have received funding through venture capital, IPO or other successful capitalization or exits. The increasing...
Foreign Direct Investment in LA: City of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Explains the Value Proposition
At the 2017 Select LA Investment Summit, hosted by World Trade Center Los Angeles, City of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke to international investors about the reasons our region attracts...
LAEDC Members Among the LA Business Journal Top 500 Influencers
Numerous LAEDC member organizations were represented by the individuals recognized in the annual Top 500 Influencer list, published in the LA Business Journal. From all of us here at LAEDC,...
AB 1250: Bad for California's Nonprofits
Should it become law, AB 1250 could suppress the ability of local governments to rely on nonprofits, such as the LAEDC, and small businesses, as vital partners, to help fill...
LAEDC Success Story: 93 Jobs Saved
Techmer PM is a polymer materials designer in Rancho Dominquez. In business since 1982, the Company has produced engineered compounds for the plastics and fiber industries and 3D Printing for...
LAEDC's New Chair Jodie Lesh Shares Priorities for Year Ahead
Welcoming words from LAEDC’s 2017-2018 Chair, Jodie Lesh, SVP National Delivery System Strategy, Planning and Design for Kaiser Permanente. In past LAEDC blogs, I have discussed that while access to...
Recap: LAEDC Member Mixer
LAEDC members and staff socialized poolside at the brand new Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on 7/26/17. During the event, Jodie Lesh, Senior Vice President of National Delivery System...
2017 Eddy Awards Honoree: Mark Suster
How Mark Suster’s Passion and Talent Help Power Our Regional Economy Follow Mark Suster on Twitter: @msuster LAEDC is proud to recognize Mark Suster, Managing Partner of Upfront Ventures, as...
LAEDC Success Story: 18 Jobs Saved
LAEDC Success Story American Shoe Manufacturing and Design, Inc. For several years, American Shoe Manufacturing and Design, Inc. has been manufacturing exquisite, custom-made ballroom, special occasions and street shoes for men and...
Recap: RED Talk with Tracy Dinunzio from Tradesy
Tracy Dinunzio, the Founder and CEO of Tradesy, recently joined us for the third installment of our R.E.D Talk event series where she was interviewed by LAEDC’s Director for the...
InnovateLANovember 02, 2017 12:00 am
This annual showcase of innovation throughout the LA County region, in its third year, will be an opportunity for…
Annual Eddy Awards Dinner GalaNovember 09, 2017 6:00 pm
The Eddy Awards, a reception, dinner, and awards gala, recognizes economic development leadership throughout LA County, and funds LAEDC’s public-benefit…
Partner EventsDecember 01, 2017 12:00 am
Our partner organizations host an array of events throughout the year. When these events align with our mission to…
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Voices from our Region
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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 Permanente
According to the Air Resources Board, less than 20 percent (of cap-and-trade money) went to projects within our six-county region, even though we account for 48 percent of the state’s population.Kish Rajan, President of SoCal Leadership Council
...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, PwC
The mode of transportation as we know it is slowly changing and LA Metro needs to remain relevant not only today but in the future.Phil Washington, CEO, LA Metro
"One of the top reasons Los Angeles County is a leader in the advanced transportation and alternative fuels industry is the sheer size of our market."JoAnne Golden-Stewart, Co-Chair, Advanced Transportation Center
"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 Angeles