2012 LABC Building Livable Communities Enhancing Economic Competitiveness in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) is one of the most influential business advocacy groups in California. The organization targets the key issue areas of Energy & Environment, Housing & Transportation, and Economic Development, supporting all of its advocacy initiatives through the academic research of the LABC Institute.
Urban One co-authored a report, Building Livable Communities – Enhancing Economic Competitiveness in Los Angeles, for the LABC Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit held on October 4th, 2012. Authored in partnership with Professor Paul Habibi of the UCLA Anderson School of Business and Grayslake Advisors, Urban One provided research and authoring support on this pivotal report. Focused on how Los Angeles’ growing network of public transit infrastructure can be utilized to expand the developable footprint for housing and jobs-producing uses, accommodating the needs of a growing workforce and improving the region’s economic competitiveness, the Building Livable Communities report served as the focal point for the academics, business representatives, and policymakers in attendance at the Summit. Other speakers included California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Mayor Antionio Villaraigosa, who both emphasized the importance of the continued investment of both the public and private sectors in Los Angeles’ transit infrastructure and housing development.
|Client||Los Angeles Business Council (LABC)|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
|Project Facts||Report research & writing for business advocacy group. Interviewed numerous private stakeholders & public policymakers to make recommendations for how to best address Los Angeles’ housing needs while capitalizing on the region’s growing infrastructure.|
|Project Partner||Paul Habibi, UCLA Anderson School of Business and Grayslake Advisors|
Excerpt from LABC’s Website:
The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) is renowned for its effective advocacy and educational programs throughout the region, and is a vital representative of business leaders from all industry sectors. The LABC provides its members with strong conduits to local, state and federal officials through targeted policy recommendations and key issue briefings, and annually hosts the influential Mayoral Housing, Education and Sustainability Summits and Los Angeles Architectural Awards luncheon.
The LABC targets three key issue areas that are integral to our city’s economic competitiveness and quality of life:
Energy & Environment
Housing & Transportation
The LABC has been impacting the Los Angeles business landscape for over 70 years. Originally founded as a West Los Angeles-based organization that facilitated the growth of the University of California Los Angeles’ burgeoning campus, the LABC quickly expanded its role in both education and advocacy. In the process, the Council became an influential link between business and city government and has had a major impact on sustainability, workforce housing, transportation, job creation, education and business development policy.