Economy & Finance


Get the latest information on SCAG’s Southern California Economic Recovery & Job Creation Strategy, the annual Economic Summit and regional Economic and Demographic Data, along with analysis and resources here.​

Related Links & Resources

Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation
The Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC) is a partnership between the County, local cities, elected officials, and utilities that is united by the common vision of expanding and diversifying the regional economy. IVEDC’s Mission…

Inland Empire Economic Partnership
The Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) is the area’s only regional economic development organization, which works closely with business and government leaders to make the Inland Empire a great place to live, work and invest. The IEEP has…

Orange County Business Council
The Orange County Business Council (OCBC) is one of the region’s leading voices of business on important issues locally, regionally and nationally. For more than 100 years, OCBC and its predecessor organizations have promoted economic development…

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
Founded in 1981, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) mission is to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs for the regions of Los Angeles County. The LAEDC serves the 88 cities and more than 100 unincorporated…

Southern California Leadership Council
Formed to meet this challenge, the Southern California Leadership Council was founded in 2005 as a non-partisan, non-profit, business-led public policy partnership of business and community leaders.  The Leadership Council exerts strong leadership…


Economic Insights & Demographic Data Resources

SCAG regularly compiles and updates economic indicators and conducts in-house and collaborative research on key topics to support regional planning and member agencies. As the official Southern California affiliate of the U.S. Census Bureau’s State Data Center program, SCAG compiles detailed demographic data for the region and tracks new data releases, many of which are used in developing growth projections for Connect SoCal. 


Smart Growth Infrastructure

Funding and Financing for Smart Growth Infrastructure in California

Smart Growth Infrastructure The Smart Growth Infrastructure Funding and Financing (IFF) program is designed to assist cities to identify funding and financing opportunities and potential partnerships for public infrastructure improvements to support transit-oriented development, climate adaptation infrastructure, and other smart growth projects. The information available to you here defines available funding sources and financing tools to fund projects such as: