The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) today announced the formation of the Jack Kyser Center for Economic Research, honoring its longtime and highly-regarded chief economist and adding to the research capacity of the LAEDC.
“Jack Kyser has been the voice of the Los Angeles economy for more than 25 years,” said Bill Allen, president and CEO, LAEDC. “He’s our region’s storyteller, and if there’s anyone who wants to know anything about the region’s economy, they’ll get it from Jack. His research is increasingly relied upon by the public and private sector throughout Southern California, and the new Center will expand on our capacity to provide even greater insight into and analysis of our regional economy.”
“This is an incredible honor for me,” said Kyser, who also serves as senior vice president of the LAEDC. “I’m very fortunate to be able to do what I love for as long I’ve done it, and now to have this new center named after me is more than I could have ever imagined.”
The Jack Kyser Center for Economic Research will produce a number of important reports throughout the year, including the highly-anticipated LAEDC Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook, the International Trade Trends report, and the Manufacturing report among many others.
Kyser was also honored at the LAEDC’s 12th Annual Eddy Awards® (Nov. 6, 2007) for his unwavering commitment to helping people understand the fast changing landscape of the LA region. The Eddy Awards are given to companies, cities, and individuals who have contributed positively to the economic success of our region.
Kyser has been the chief interpreter and storyteller for the regional economy for the past 25 years. His annual forecast report has been ranked #1 by the Wall Street Journal and his analyses of key industry sectors and economic trends have helped both the public and private sectors better understand the diversity and dynamism of the greater Los Angeles area.
As chief economist for the LAEDC, he is responsible for interpreting and forecasting economic trends in the Los Angeles five-county area (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties), and for analyzing the major industries of the area. For more on this story visit the first link listed below.