Measuring Success

Data & Metrics

For Propel L.A., success is defined by progress in attaining the 7 Goals, its 30 objectives, and over 100 strategies. But it is also defined by the impact made on the lives of the people of LA County in education, job growth, and attainment of livable communities.

Our analysis, utilizing various data sources, utilizes the most recent data available and applies 2014 as the baseline year where appropriate.

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2020 Targets

The Countywide Strategic Plan for Economic Development was launched in 2016 – establishing a baseline for progress of the Plan’s strategies, and overall impact to LA County communities. To track success, we’ve established “target” measures to gauge success of the Plan’s 7 Goals and accompanying 2020 Targets Report. While not an economic forecast, the targets act as “guideposts” that align with the successful implementation of the current Strategic Plan. Through our partnership with over 500 regional stakeholders, we aspire to see LA County advance further towards the 2020 targets outlined in the report.


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To track the goal to Invest In Our People, we track data including SAT/ACT scores, high school graduation rates, truancy rates, and other education and workforce development indicators.
$124,637: The average income for the aerospace industry in LA County for 2015

$110,809: The average income for the information technology industry in LA County for 2015

Employment in the Creative Industries: 18% of the LA County workforce, or 374,500 people, were directly employed in the creative industries.
Fifty-four of LA County’s 88 cities have economic development plans. Cities invest in strategic plans and local incentives – including reduced business license fees or business taxes – to present a “welcome mat” to businesses and promote a business-friendly environment.
Commuters: In 2017, 51.5% of LA County commuters took 30 minutes or more to travel to work.
As of October 2017, the export value of domestic exports from LA County was valued at $87.82 billion.
In 2017, LA County was ranked 12th out of 45 metropolitan areas in the United States with highest income inequality.