Economic Development

March 7, 2014

Economic Development in a Post-Redevelopment World

Larry Kosmont explains the tools available to create economic development in California without redevelopment agencies.

February 12, 2014

Los Angeles 2020 Commission Report ‘Time for Truth,’ Highlighted by Mickey Kantor

TPR has excerpted a portion of the executive summary of the Los Angeles 2020 Commission report, accompanied by Commission Chair and former US Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor’s comments from a Which Way, LA? radio broadcast on KCRW. 

August 1, 2012

Mercedes Marquez: LA City’s New Deputy Mayor for Housing

Interview with Mercedes Marquez, who, after serving three years with HUD and the Obama Administration, takes on the position of Deputy Mayor for Housing with the City of Los Angeles.

February 19, 2019

VX2019 Tackles The Promise & Uncertainties of Opportunity Zones and Value Creation

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma joined esteemed developers and financiers at VX2019 to explore the potential of Opportunity Zones.

December 20, 2018

Kosmont on How California Cities Should Ready Themselves for Opportunity Zone Investment

Larry Kosmont offers expert insight on how California might best take advantage of the new Opportunity Zones program to direct private investment toward integrated development and sustainability goals.

December 5, 2018

Will Opportunity Zones Spur Investment of Private Wealth into Underserved Communities?

To understand the impact of Opportunity Zone investment for California cities, TPR interviewed Ian Ross of Oppsites.

October 4, 2018

Zane and Hicks on State Prop 6: Repealing Gas Tax is Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

In advance of November's Prop 6, Move LA's Denny Zane and LA County Federation of Labor President Rusty Hicks explain how Senate Bill 1, championed by Governor Brown, has funded much-needed investment in infrastructure and resulted in new construction jobs.

July 26, 2018

Global Investors Continue to Select Los Angeles

Stephen Cheung and Steve Olson, president and vice president of the World Trade Center LA, join TPR to delve into the WTCLA’s 2018 Foreign Direct Investment Report.

April 9, 2018

UCLA’s Michael Storper on Squaring Urbanism & Density

Professor Michael Storper of UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs outlines why the broad-brush of SB 827 will likely led to increased displacement and contradictory effects.

March 21, 2018

John Keisler on City of Long Beach’s Blueprint for Economic Development

Keisler, Director of Economic Development, explains how Long Beach is leveraging the Port of Long Beach and Metro Blue Line upgrades to advance their regional economy.

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