Citywide Economic Development Strategy

Project Overview

The City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) has recently been tasked by the Mayor and City Council with developing a Citywide Economic Development Strategy and five-year Implementation Plan. This Strategy will serve as a guiding document to guide and support economic development in the City of Los Angeles. The Strategy will likely address a range of initiatives including, but not limited to:
  • Specific actions and programs that the City can take to help drive the local economy forward
  • Initiatives that support expanded economic opportunity for the City's residents
  • Key investments required to accomplish these and other objectives
  • Partnerships and collaboration to achieve desired outcomes

Online Survey

EWDD would like to hear from individuals and organizations across the City regarding economic development challenges, opportunities and priorities. Please take our online survey before November 30, 2017. The Strategy’s objectives will be informed by your input.

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.
All meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7:30pm   -   please note that the 10/17 meeting in Sun Valley has been cancelled, all interested parties should attend the 10/18 meeting in Van Nuys

Wednesday October 18

Marvin Braude Building
Conference Rooms 1A & 1B
6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles 91401

Wednesday October 25

The Pico Union Project
Dining Room
1153 Valencia Street, Los Angeles 90015

Wednesday November 1

Puente Learning Center
Community Room
501 South Boyle Ave, Los Angeles 90033

Project Schedule

Citywide Economic Development Strategy - Project Schedule
Citywide Economic Development Strategy - Stakeholder Engagement Throughout Project Schedule

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..