Citywide Economic Development Strategy
The EWDD has recently been tasked by the Mayor and LA City Council with developing a citywide Economic Development Strategy and five-year Implementation Plan. This Strategy will serve as a guiding document to drive economic development in the City of Los Angeles.

The final Strategy will include a summary of the City’s socio-demographic, economic and industry context, to guide the direction of future policies, ongoing programs, and projects that involve capital investments. The Strategy will include a set of goals and actions targeted to specific areas and populations of the City that have benefited the least from recent growth.

To make meaningful progress toward achieving the City’s progressive vision for equitable growth and other long-term economic development goals, the Strategy's plan consists of: recommendations for strengthening the City’s ability to deliver economic development services, a set of new and expanded funding resources, and 15 specific actions to be implemented by various City departments and other entities. The targeted area strategies included later in the Strategy include versions of these actions tailored to local needs.
Los Angeles will leverage its position as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and other world markets to grow its economy for the benefit all Angelenos. Building on our unparalleled culture of creativity and leadership in innovation, we will expand our global, national and regional presence by investing in our people, neighborhoods, and industries.
EWDD would like to hear from individuals and organizations across the City regarding economic development challenges, opportunities and priorities. Please review the Draft Economic Development Strategy Outline for Discussion (PDF) and provide your comments. We look forward to hearing your opinions either via the online survey or in person at a public outreach meeting.

LA's long term economic goals

Online Survey

EWDD would like to hear from all Angelenos about their economic challenges, opportunities and priorities. The City of Los Angeles Citywide Economic Development Strategy Draft, an outline of the preliminary strategy draft, is available for review. Please look over this draft strategy and provide your comments. The final strategy will be shaped by your input.

Share your feedback at
Survey will close on March 31, 2018.

Public Outreach Meetings

How would you help your community thrive? What opportunities would enable you to become successful? What challenges or obstacles do your neighborhoods and businesses face? EWDD wants you to attend a local outreach meeting to discuss these topics and determine the best course of action for the City's economic future.

Wednesday March 7

6:30 - 8:30pm
Harbor Alliance of Neighborhood Councils Meeting
Kaiser Permanente Community Outreach Portables
25965 Normandie Ave, Harbor City 90710
CEDS Outreach is one item on the agenda for this meeting

Thursday March 15

6:30 - 8:30pm
South LA Alliance of Neighborhood Councils Meeting
Community Health Councils
3731 Stocker Street, Suite 201, Los Angeles 90008

Contact Information

If you have questions or would like more information regarding the project or the public meetings, please contact Stella Catanzarite at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..