Celebrating 40 years of stewardship of America’s largest county economy. 

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

  • Jamie Richards

LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast is published

Read the report HERE.

Read a short Key Findings summary HERE. 

The event theme was Expanding the LA Dream to More Communities and Residents. Headline economic numbers are up, but a deeper look reveals mounting challenges faced by an increasing number of Los Angeles residents.

Speakers included: Noo

Menal, President and CEO of CTBC Bank; Chris Slevin, VP of Economic Innovation Group; Alexander Casey, Senior Policy Advisor at Zillow; Shannon Sedgwick, LAEDC’s Director of the Institute for Applied Economics; Bill Allen, CEO of LAEDC; Stephen Cheung, EVP of LAEDC; and moderated by Frank Mottek, radio host at KNX 1070 Newsradio.

View slides from the event:

  1. LA County and SoCal Forecast: Shannon Sedgwick, LAEDC

  2. Opportunity Zone Insights and Outlook: Chris Slevin, VP of Economic Innovation Group (EIG)

  3. Housing in LA, Trends and the Affordability Crisis: Alexander Casey, Sr Policy Advisor, Zillow

  4. Overview of Positive Momentum of LA County’s Economy: BIll Allen, CEO of LAEDC

  5. International issues and LA County – Corona Virus and Trade Wars: Stephen Cheung, EVP of LAEDC

Media Analysis:

Slower Economic Growth seen for California, L.A. The Los Angeles Times

Housing costs, migration expected to crimp Southern California’s economy San Gabriel Valley Tribune (and 11 sister newspapers in SoCal News Group)

Forecast Sees Modest Growth in County’s Economy Los Angeles Business Journal

L.A. & California Economy Strong, But Might Take Small Hit from Coronavirus Apparel News

Tech Salaries Hit $125K Average as L.A. County Works Toward ‘Inclusive Economic Growth’ Dot LA

California’s economy is slowing due to US-China trade war, housing: Report China Daily

KNX Radio coverage of LAEDC Economic Forecast:  Mottek on Money radio show KNX Newsradio 1070

Thanks to all LAEDC’s sponsors who made the Economic Forecast event possible! CTBC Bank – Citi – USC – Rio Hondo College – LADWP – Pasadena City College – US Bank[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” wid

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