The City of Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department 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 drive economic development in the City of Los Angeles.

A draft Strategy was developed through a series of parallel analyses, including an economic base analysis; a review of the City’s existing economic functions; precedents from other large cities; and an assessment of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

This work was informed by subsequent roundtable discussions with key stakeholders regarding their economic development needs and Strategy priorities. It was also informed by an online survey, which was widely distributed to residents, businesses and community organizations.

Please review the draft Strategy, linked below, and provide your comments in this survey.

Draft Strategy: