Amazon HQ2 Proposal Submitted
October 18, 2017 Bill Allen, Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), a public-benefit corporation whose mission is to advance opportunity and prosperity for all, released...
Future Forum: Future of Work--Recap
Approximately 200 guests joined us on 10/3/17 at the South Park Center in Downtown L.A. for our Future Forum about the Future of Work. The event opened with a press...
L.A. County Contracting Connections
L.A. County Contracting Connections The County has adopted a 25% small business contracting goal as part of the Contracting Connections program from the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA). This...
Rezoning Hawthorne Industrial Site Isn’t a Good Housing Solution
Daily Breeze published an opinion article by Dave Flaks, President of LAEDC, about preserving industrial-zoned land, which is vital to creation of well-paying jobs. Many thanks to Daily Breeze for...
Biotech Wetlab Space Gets Its Closeup in LA Business Journal
Article titled Space Jam draws attention to growing bioscience industry cluster, mentions LAEDC and partner Biocom As LAEDC and partner Biocom foster growth of the bioscience/lifescience industry cluster in L.A....
Report: Community Colleges and Middle-Skill Talent in LA Region, from Center for a Competitive Workforce
Center for a Competitive Workforce has released a new report suggesting the need for more “middle-skill” talent to fill occupations in Los Angeles and Orange County industries. The report studied...
CNBC: Billions in Investment Pour into Los Angeles, Fueling Startups and Industries
Billions pour into LA as it gears up to be the next Silicon Valley Ronald Grover, CNBC.com This article is best viewed on CNBC’s website, by clicking HERE. When Snapchat...
Report on Talent Demand & Supply Due at 'Future Forum'
A report will pair data about college grads with data about business needs, to expose opportunities to teach new skills and facilitate more partnerships between business and colleges. The report,...
WTCLA Garners Award from IEDC for SelectLA Investment Summit
International Economic Development Council Recognizes The World Trade Center Los Angeles With Excellence in Economic Development Award WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 19, 2017) – The World Trade Center Los Angeles won...
AB 1250 Update
We are pleased to report that Assembly Bill (AB) 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) did not get out of the Rules Committee (Senate) and will not go to the Governor. The LAEDC thanks...
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 Permanentehttp://laedc.org/2016/08/20/jodie-lesh-health-outcomes-depend-heavily-jobs-economic-opportunity/
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 Councillaedc.org/2016/06/28/guest-commentary-southern-california-getting-cheated-cap-trade/
...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/
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 Metrohttp://laedc.org/2017/03/02/phil-washington/
"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 Centerhttp://laedc.org/2017/05/02/joanne-golden-stewart/
"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/