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.

October 23, 2019

CCA’s Lall: CD14’s Next Councilmember Must Champion Downtown as the ‘Civic, Cultural, and Economic Heart’ of LA

CCA's Jessica Lall highlights DTLA’s significance as the economic and cultural heart of LA, and—on issues from transit to homelessness—its impact on surrounding cities and the region.

October 17, 2019

Ken McCormick on Resurrecting Redevelopment for Missing-Middle Housing

McCormick argues that California's current lop-sided strategy of providing market-rate density-bonuses for affordability components fails to deliver the missing-middle housing the state needs most of all.

October 17, 2019

GO-Biz Chief Lenny Mendonca on the Future of Work

Lenny Mendonca and Dr. Fernando Guerra discuss the fundamental shift transforming the nature of work and how the nation-state of California reacts, defines, and regulates this fast-changing landscape.

August 20, 2019

Kosmont on the Fiscal Disincentives Undermining Local Approval of Housing Development

Larry Kosmont identifies the fiscal dysfunction driving city resistance to state-mandated density and offers institutional explanations for California’s current housing crisis.

April 15, 2019

A California Economy for Everyone: Newsom Business Chief Lenny Mendonca Addresses LAEDC

Governor Newsom's new Chief Business and Economic Adviser, Lenny Mendonca, on resilient budgeting, housing affordability, and ensuring that every person has a pathway to prosperity in California.

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.

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