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.