Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs


The Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs unites key stakeholders from business, labor, academia and nonprofits, amplifying their diverse perspectives and voices to help find solutions that will improve the economic well being and long-term viability of the Los Angeles region.

Established in 2009 as an independent, bipartisan membership organization, the Coalition’s mission is to develop and advance sound policy initiatives that will help to responsibly grow the economy and create quality jobs throughout the Los Angeles region.

To advance its mission, the Coalition leverages its membership network to better engage with public policymakers to help develop and advance sound policies that produce long-term economic and income growth and the jobs that come with it. This is accomplished through:

Research and Policy
The Coalition serves as a source of private sector expertise for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the Los Angeles metropolitan economy and the public policy choices facing Los Angeles’ public officials.

Policy Innovation Memoranda
The Coalition targets critical regional problems where new, creative thinking is needed. Written for policymakers and opinion leaders, the memos aim to shape regional policy debate through rigorous analysis and specific recommendations.

Collaboration and Consensus
The Coalition helps build consensus around policy initiatives that contribute to a stronger, more vibrant regional economy.

Issues Advocacy
At City Hall, in Sacramento and in Washington, D.C., the Coalition provides a critical voice for issues that impact the economy and jobs.

The Coalition’s website includes a range of research studies and news.


Resources Provided:
Research, Policy Development, Advocacy


Michael H. Kelly
Executive Director

Downtown LA

Area Served:
Los Angeles

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