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Powered by LAEDC, Propel L.A. acts as a connector among stakeholders. As people, organizations, educational institutions, businesses, and government are engaged, more will be accomplished.

The LAEDC provides the link to these organizations and their progress as they work to accelerate the goals of the Strategic Plan.

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit, public benefit organization, working in collaboration with L.A. County to guide economic development and create widely shared prosperity. LAEDC collaborates with all stakeholders in the region including education, business, nonprofit, and government. LAEDC is guided by strategic initiatives that also connect to implementation of the Plan.

Download the 2016-2020 Countywide Strategic Plan for Economic Development. 

LAEDC Initiative LAEDC Contact
Workforce Development Jessica Ku Kim, Workforce Development Manager
Industry Cluster Development Development Carolyn Hull, Vice President, Industry Cluster Development
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Chris Rico, Director of Innovation
Business Assistance Carrie Rogers, Sr. Vice President, Business Assistance & Development
Infrastructure Development Consulting Carolyn Hull, Vice President, Industry Cluster Development
World Trade Center Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center
Economic Research & Analysis Somjita Mitra, Director, Institute for Applied Economics
Support and Partnerships Elsa Flores, Vice President, Strategic Relations