Latest 7.1 earthquake serves as reminder: Is your organization prepared?
The shaking that Angelenos felt during the recent 7.1 was very mild compared to what we will eventually experience in a closer, large earthquake on the San Andreas Fault. And...
Select LA Investment Summit recap: Record attendance and hot topics
Global trade tensions didn’t dampen investor interest; in fact California’s pro-trade and pro-foreign investment environment were highlighted in contrast to federal policies at the 2019 Select LA Investment Summit. This...
Canada's economic ties to Southern California highlighted in report
Happy Canada Day, one and all. A new report is now available that highlights the strong connections between our friends to the north and Southern California, including Foreign Direct Investment...
Big Takeaways from Future Forum: The Future of Manufacturing
On June 26th, 2019 the LAEDC and Cal State University Dominguez Hills continued their ongoing event series with the most recent Future Forum, hosted at Cross Campus South Bay and...
Nominations open for Most Business-Friendly City Award
As we prepare for the 24th annual Eddy Awards, celebrating exceptional contributions to economic development in the LA County region, nominations are now open for cities in LA County to...
Report quantifies economic impact and jobs created by LA's team sports industry
Today, at the inaugural Los Angeles Sports Summit, a new report was released quantifying the economic impact of sports team activity in the greater LA region. The report also quantifies...
LAEDC CEO Bill Allen provides $50 million endowment from Mitchell Trusts to support greater diversity and ethics in the entertainment industry
In memory of the late entertainment industry pioneer John H. Mitchell, who as the first President of Columbia Pictures Television built it into one of the largest producers of network...
Los Angeles is rising as a focal point for the state's bioscience industry according to recent report from Biocom
According to a recently completed study by Biocom on “The Impact of Life Science in California,” Los Angeles is emerging as the state’s next bioscience hub, adding jobs over recent...
Net Zero Accelerator from USGBC-LA accepting #GreenBuilding startups
JUNE 21 DEADLINE: US Green Building Council-Los Angeles is accepting 10 pilot-ready startups with green building technologies into a new Net Zero Accelerator in Los Angeles. The deadline for applications...
Recap: SoCal Aerospace Council Meeting w/ Boeing
On June 12th, LAEDC’s SoCal Aerospace Council partnered with Boeing for a dynamic meeting around the future of satellites and commercialized space. Hosted by Cross Campus South Bay, sponsored by...
e4 Mobility Alliance Meeting: #E4WOMENAugust 15, 2019 9:30 am
SB 59: Policy Working GroupAugust 16, 2019 11:45 am
Digital Media + Entertainment Council Meeting w/ NBCUniversalSeptember 16, 2019 9:30 am
SoCal Aerospace Council Meeting w/ AeroVironmentSeptember 18, 2019 5:30 pm
Partner EventsOctober 31, 2019 12:00 am
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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…
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/