The 2016-2020 Countywide Strategic Plan for Economic Development is centered around 7 Goals, developed by Many Voices, with 1 Purpose:
to capture the many voices to propel economic impact and equity.

Our vision is simple: Activate LA to Propel L.A. By activating Angelenos, Propel L.A. works to capture the power of many to propel economic impact and equity throughout LA County in ways that touch all of our residents. We empower organizations and volunteers, as a connector, to Activate LA to fulfill the goals and strategies of the Plan.
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88 Cities Summit Recap!

Our inaugural event kicked off to a sold-out audience of city leaders, economic developers, and community stakeholders, hearing from Loyola Marymount University, the County of Los Angeles, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, BizFed Institute, and Secretary Julian Castro.

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Hon. Julian Castro and Dr. Fernando Guerra, 88 Cities Summit speakers.

Featured Voices

Hanna and Sarah Yocute both attended San Fernando High School and are PGLA College Scholars. The sisters were invited by Guatemala’s national music conservatory, Conservatorio Nacional de Música Germán Alcántara, where they conducted a master class and musical presentation for 15 students. Hanna wrote an article featured in the UCLA Daily Bruin highlighting points of the trip. “[PGLA] allowed me to persevere in music. And not only be diligent but take my musical passions beyond UCLA. I hope this feature brings you great encouragement for the work you are doing at Project GRAD.”

Project GRAD is helping high school students achieve their dream of attending college, supporting the work of Goal 1.

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Hanna and Sarah Yocute, Project GRAD College Scholars

Data & Metrics

Key to the success of the Countywide Strategic Plan for Economic Development is tracking and measurement of our 7 Goals, and the overall health of the LA County economy – Measuring Success. Propel L.A. tracks key data and metrics as indicators of our plan’s impact, as well as the county’s growth – in comparison to itself over time, other regions, the state, and the country.

  • GDP by Region
  • Unemployment Rates
  • Poverty Rates
  • Median Household Income
  • Per Capita Personal Income