Who We Are

Providing economic research reports to better inform the community college programs across the Los Angeles Basin.


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CCW is a collaboration between the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles/Orange County Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research.

Funding is provided through California’s Strong Workforce Program and represents a co-investment by 19 community colleges in the Los Angles/Orange County Regional Consortium.

The information gathered is integrated into developing bold and far-reaching strategies to most effectively and efficiently equip workers in a rapidly evolving labor market.

Industry insights and research are applied toward shaping curriculum and programs offered by training providers and community colleges to enhance the region’s economic vitality.

Partner Organizations

As grant-funded technical assistance providers, the seven Centers of Excellence across the state, located strategically to study the regional economies of California, support the community colleges by providing customized data on high growth, emerging, and economically-critical industries and occupations and their related workforce needs.

The Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortium (LAOCRC) provides local and regional decision makers with the increased capacity to measure regional progress toward goals of efficiency and effectiveness, while also improving their access to indicators that measure student/incumbent worker progress through the educational system.

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce champions economic prosperity and quality of life for the Los Angeles region by being the voice of business, promoting collaboration and helping members grow.

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit, public-benefit organization to harness the power of private sector in collaboration with L.A. County, to guide economic development and create more widely shared prosperity. LAEDC collaborates with all stakeholders in the region including education, business, and government.