Tech Coast Angels (www.techcoastangels.com) is the largest angel investor group in the United States. Its members provide funding and guidance to more early-stage, high-growth companies in Southern California than any other investment group. Since 1997, TCA has invested nearly $150 Million dollars in over 260 companies and attracted an additional $1.4 Billion dollars for portfolio companies. In 2013, TCA invested over $14 Million in 43 companies.
The Center for Economic Development (CED) acts as a lens focusing the resources and expertise of California State University, Chico and other institutions of higher education on the challenges and opportunities facing the Northstate. We help navigate data representing your community and turn it into meaninful information to help you make more informed planning decisions. Please see our website at www.cedcal.com for more information.
The Cali Baja Bi-National Mega-Region is a globally unique bi-national location for business investments. CaliBaja encompasses the entire California - Baja, Mexico border region that includes San Diego County, Imperial County and Baja California in Mexico.
Los Angeles has launched its cleantech business incubator to accelerate development of cleantech start-ups by offering flexible office space, CEO coaching and mentoring, and access to a growing network of experts and capital. LACI is the business equivalent of baseball’s farm system: it identifies local talent, nurtures it, and helps it get to market, resulting in more jobs and a bigger green economy in Los Angeles.
Cleantech LA brings together business, government, and academia to grow the cleantech sector in Los Angeles, promoting sustainability and economic growth.
Connecting LA’s cleantech professionals through networking and educational events, Cleantech LA introduces innovators to investors, professors to policy makers, dreamers to doers, and everything in between. In a big city like Los Angeles, it’s important to bring the right people together, and the potential for collaboration is huge.
As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in fostering regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. Through strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment, EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the United States.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE AND STATES COVERED
The Pacific West Area (PWA) is one of eight ARS Areas located in the major farm and rangeland ecosystems throughout the United States and overseas. The PWA consists of 26 research locations and work sites distributed among eight states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Of about 1,300 employees in the PWA, one-fourth are scientists and engineers; the rest provide critical support.