LAEDC Chair Jodie Lesh Honored by Kaiser Permanente
The George Halvorson Community Benefit Award is a high honor at Kaiser Permanente, and in fact years go by when it isn’t bestowed on anyone. The prestigious award is given to a...
CSUN named Innovation and Prosperity University and Named 2018 Social Mobility Innovator
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) acknowledged California State University, Northridge (CSUN) as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. The APLU recognizes institutions that focus their efforts to promote...
Arcadia + LAEDC, Chairman's Series at the Santa Anita Park
On March 7, 2018, the City of Arcadia the LAEDC co-hosted the Chairman Series at Santa Anita Park. Arcadia’s Mayor, Peter Amundson, presented the city’s vision for Santa Anita Park. This...
LAEDC Board Meeting Covers Legislation, AI's Impact on Occupations, Ports and Tariffs, More
LAEDC’s board meeting of March 18th featured a discussion of Tariffs, Trump and Trade by LAEDC economist Dr. Somjita Mitra, a presentation about the Port of Long Beach by Dr....
CEDA Board Meeting Conference Call Scheduled for April 26, 2018 at 10:30am
California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA) will hold its regular public meeting Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:30am. The public can participate via telephone. The LAEDC publishes these announcements in keeping...
Bioscience Incubator Space Thriving in LA, According to LA Business Journal
Los Angeles Business Journal reporter Dana Bartholomew discusses the rapid expansion of resources that help LA County’s growing bioscience / lifescience industry cluster, in the article below. ONCE BARREN, REGION...
SB 948 (Allen) Would Help Communities Address Their Needs, Including Housing
SB 948 will reduce delays in projects that help local governments meet their climate, housing, land use and transportation goals. Read LAEDC’s support letter below. Take action: Email letters to...
AB 3197 (Burke) Helps California's Aerospace Industry Remain Competitive
AB 3197 is a much-needed tax fix that rightly treats property used in spaceflight as inventory, reducing an unnecessary tax burden on aerospace companies, a policy choice that will continue...
Aerospace Council Connects Industry with Aerospace Corp Innovation Lab
Industry attendees at the quarterly meeting of SoCal Aerospace Council met with Aerospace Corporation on April 11th, to learn about the Innovation Lab at Aerospace Corporation, network and discuss current...
CALED Recognizes LAEDC and WTCLA with Awards
InnovateLA was recognized as the Grand Prize Winner for an economic development program, and WTCLA’s SelectLA Investment Summit received an Award of Merit at CALED’s 38th Annual Conference in Monterrey,...
Future Forum - The Future of Retail and ConsumerismMay 02, 2018 7:30 am
LAEDC's Future Forums provide a deep dive into local emerging industries to understand innovations, workforce development, and industry demands…
Select LA Investment SummitMay 23, 2018 4:00 pm
The 2018 Select LA Investment Summit (May 23-24) is Southern California’s premier international trade event that brings together hundreds…
InnovateLA 2018November 02, 2018 12:00 am
Plan your event to coincide with InnovateLA 2018, which runs from November 2nd-18th. Innovate LA is an annual, countywide celebration…
Partner EventsNovember 05, 2018 12:00 am
Our partner organizations host an array of events throughout the year. When these events align with our mission to…
Voices from our Region
Thought leaders share insights and ideas
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 Motors
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
...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