Raising Standards of Living
Celebrating Foreign Direct Investment: Wilshire Grand Opens
The new Wilshire Grand tower was officially opened to the public Friday, June 23rd, with a ribbon cutting and cornerstone signing ceremony, featuring remarks from the principals behind this skyline-defining...
CEDA Board Meeting Conference Call Scheduled for June 29, 2017 at 10:30am
California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA) will hold its regular public meeting Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10:30am. The public can participate via telephone. The LAEDC publishes these announcements in keeping...
Recap: Propel L.A. Launches!
Propel L.A. – the Countywide Strategic Plan for Economic Development – launched last week with a bang! Starting with a surprise flash mob by RAISE Gospel-Pop group, the evening continued...
Recap: Select LA Investment Summit 2017
World Trade Center LA (WTCLA) welcomed 350 attendees to the third annual Select LA Investment Summit, which took place in Downtown LA on June 15th, with a great reception the...
Report: Foreign Direct Investment in SoCal, 2017 Edition
FDI is responsible for 439,000 jobs and nearly 10,000 firms in Southern California, according to the new World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA) report, Foreign Direct Investment in Southern California, 2017....
LAEDC’s Business Outlook Labor Demand (BOLD) Program
Preparing L.A. for the Future of Work As the information age, artificial intelligence and automation continue to usher in unprecedented economic, industrial and labor market transformations, the LAEDC and City...
Report: Trade & Logistics Industry in Southern California
LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics has released the report, Goods on the Move: Trade and Logistics in Southern California. The report looks at jobs, wages, economic impact, trends, and factors...
Oil & Gas in California: The Industry and Its Economic Impact
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) commissioned the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to study the economic contribution of the oil and gas industry in California for the...
Nominations Open for Most Business Friendly City in LA County
Good things happen when cities focus on helping employers create economic opportunity and jobs. Now it’s time for cities to be recognized for their business-friendly practices. Nominations open today for...
Implementation Begins on Los Angeles County Strategic Plan for Economic Development
June 8th kick-off will bring together region’s leaders, highlight partnerships between diverse community sectors, and include surprise elements to spark inspiration and a spirit of collaboration going forward LOS ANGELES,...
Members-Only Chairman Series with Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de LeónJune 30, 2017 10:00 am
Join LAEDC for a exclusive conversation with Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León on Friday, June 30, 2017. Come connect…
Cities: Webinar on Most Business Friendly City Nominations, 6/12, 6/20, 6/27, 7/10July 10, 2017 2:00 pm
This webinar will help you nominate your city for 2017 Most Business Friendly City in LA County. Join 6/12,…
GO-Biz Hosting Local Workshops for BusinessesJuly 11, 2017 8:00 am
GO-Biz Hosting 28 Workshops for Businesses Interested in Applying for Over $200 Million in Tax Credits The LAEDC’s Business…
R.E.D. TalksJuly 19, 2017 6:00 pm
What do the brightest entrepreneurs in L.A. County’s future know that you don’t know – yet? R.E.D. Talks…
LAEDC Summer Mixer 2017July 26, 2017 6:00 pm
Please join the LAEDC board of governors, our members, and the executive team for an evening of networking and…
Exclusive THUMS Island TourJuly 27, 2017 10:00 am
On July 27th, please join the LAEDC and California Resources Corporation on a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the THUMS…
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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LAEDC works to increase economic opportunity and raise standards of living for all Los Angeles County residents by fostering growth of our key industries and the jobs they create.
Voices from our Region
Thought leaders share insights and ideas
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