LAEDC is hiring a Program Manager for Industry Development
Have real social impact managing our industry councils, which help create jobs, help our residents access those opportunities, and is part of our public benefit mission. Read about the opportunity...
AB 485 signed, puts logistics job growth at risk in IE and elsewhere in California
AB 485 (Medina) was signed into law this week, which will likely dampen job creation and hiring in California’s trade and logistics industry by forcing cities and counties to conduct...
LA's advanced mobility industry leadership to be center stage at CoMotion LA
CoMotion is the place to meet if you are involved or interested in advanced mobility vehicles, systems and solutions. For many years, LAEDC has fostered the growth of our region’s...
Seismic resilience for businesses gains larger focus
At a press event, in seminars, and through one-on-one business outreach, there is increasing focus on business steps to reduce risk. But are businesses acting? Utilize and share LAEDC’s new...
Recap: 88 Cities Summit drew three dozen cities, elected leaders, top advisors
Our Propel LA 2nd Annual 88 Cities Summit saw another event with great teamwork, energy and conversations around economic development issues that cities are facing. With over 20 speakers, robust...
$750M gift to Resnick Institute illustrates LA's role in global sustainability innovation
Caltech’s Resnick Institute, dedicated to research, development and innovation in global sustainability, received a $750 million gift this week to pursue climate change research, sustainable packaging and other important lines...
Report: Hong Kong's connections to California's economy are substantial
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has released a report in partnership with LAEDC, describing the many linkages and mutual benefit of trade, investment, culture and cooperation between California and...
Destination Crenshaw, SoLa Impact Fund excite LAEDC board members
City of LA Council Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson spoke at an LAEDC Board of Governors meeting focused on the amazing work being done to benefit South Los Angeles, revealing opportunities to...
SoCal Aerospace Council highlighted Aerovironment, County's Fair Chance initiative
Local public company Aerovironment talked about the future of autonomous flight, and County of Los Angeles described the Fair Chance hiring initiative and related incentives at the SoCal Aerospace Council’s public...
LA’s economic challenges in the spotlight at 88 CITIES SUMMIT, Thursday Sept 19th
Propel L.A., a division of the LAEDC, convenes state and regional leaders to discuss vexing issues LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 – The second annual 88 Cities Summit convenes September...
24th Annual Eddy AwardsNovember 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Please save the date of November 7th 2019, and join LAEDC for the 24th Annual Eddy Awards Presented by…
Future Forum: Space CommercializationJanuary 22, 2020 9:00 am
Hear leading industry experts in virtual reality, medical wearables, and workforce development look at innovations in healthcare maintenance, diagnostics…
Partner EventsDecember 01, 2021 12:00 am
Attend events of LAEDC's partners, related to our mission
LAEDC is a public-benefit nonprofit that works with business, education and government partners to collectively advance opportunity and prosperity for all the residents of the greater Los Angeles region. LAEDC does this by fostering growth of well-paying jobs in our key industries, and by preparing our residents for those opportunities.
Join us in our work fostering living-wage jobs in aerospace, advanced mobility, bioscience, digital media & entertainment and other key industries in the region. Help us work collectively to align workforce development with hiring in these industries, through our partnership in Center for a Competitive Workforce. Read LAEDC’s research to help inform your decisions pertaining to the future of the economy. Join in public policy advocacy that supports progress on these issues.
Voices from our Region
LA Metro adopting an entirely zero-emission fleet demonstrates that it is possible for leaders to support the local economy and job creation while still prioritizing public health and clean air. It’s a win-win.Stella Li, President of BYD Motorshttps://laedc.org/2017/10/24/electric-bus-jobs/
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 Permanentehttp://laedc.org/2016/08/20/jodie-lesh-health-outcomes-depend-heavily-jobs-economic-opportunity/
...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, PwChttp://laedc.org/2016/12/19/guest-los-angeles-business-pleasure-converge/
"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 Angeleshttp://laedc.org/2017/07/31/rick-teebay/