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Deke's Investment Blog - August 27, 2015

Just the facts.

Los Angeles, the Colossus of the West. A true economic powerhouse.

LA County Economic Highlights (What a remarkable place to live and invest)

  • 10 million population. LA is larger than 43 states.

  • 2013 GDP $583 billion. Ranks 21st in world economies, more than 44 states.

  • Entertainment capital of the world, employs more than 200,000 in movies and TV.

  • Largest tech center in the U.S., with over 350,000 jobs, more than Silicon Valley.

  • Largest manufacturing center in the U.S., with over 350,000 jobs.

  • Largest U.S. port, LA/Long Beach, with 44% of all U.S. containerized imports.

  • World’s largest higher education system, with 112 colleges/universities, produce more PhDs and graduate degrees than any other county in the U.S.

  • Tourist magnet, with record over 44 million visitors in 2014.

  • Diverse industries: international trade, entertainment, tourism, technology, education, health care, financial services, manufacturing.

All this combined with one of the best climates to live and work in the world.

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