As the region’s premier business leadership organization, the LAEDC's mission is to attract, retain and grow business and jobs in the regions of Los Angeles County, as well as to identify trends and affect positive change for the local economy.
The LAEDC also offers free Business Assistance services such as site selection, workforce resources, incentive packages, permits, licenses, zoning or local industry analyses for companies expanding or relocating in LA County.
LAEDC regional managers work one-on-one with businesses throughout the regions of LA County Metro and South LA, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, the Valleys of Santa Clarita, Antelope, South Bay, Westside and Gateway Cities.
The LAEDC is relied upon by media, government and private industry for economic research and consulting. Published reports include the semi-annual Economic Forecast, which was ranked #1 by The Wall Street Journal and was awarded by the American Economic Development Council. Chief Economist Jack Kyser has led the research team in producing the Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook for 10 years.
The LAEDC proactively participates in strategic leadership initiatives to ensure LA County remains a business-friendly environment in today's economically competitive climate.
In addition, the LAEDC has a global business reach. With the World Trade Center Association Los Angeles - Long Beach as a subsidiary, the LAEDC now provides international trade connections that benefit the Los Angeles region. The LAEDC and WTCA actively pursue worldwide opportunities that bring direct foreign investment into the local economy.