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…


Inclusive Economic Recovery Strategy

The Inclusive Economic Recovery Strategy (IERS) was developed to deliver on President Rex Richardson’s 2020-2021 Work Plan and as an early activity of the Racial Equity Early Action Plan. The IERS was developed using the three Work Plan phases of listen, convene, and catalyze. It builds on listening sessions and data collection produced between July and December 2020, the Racial Equity Baseline Indicators generated by the SCAG Equity Working Group based on the National Equity Atlas and a literature review of best practices in economic development and driving policy work through a racial and social equity lens.


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: