FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
LAEDC Founding Economist Jack Kyser
30 Years as Voice of
LAEDC will continue to provide the region’s most
up-to-date and timely economic information, analysis
and forecasting under the ongoing leadership of Chief Economist, Dr. Nancy Sidhu
Los Angeles — Jack Kyser, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Founding Economist, today announced his retirement effective June 30th after nearly 30 years as the chief interpreter of the L.A. County economy. Kyser will retire from full time work, but will remain as a consultant to the organization.
The LAEDC’s economic
research department, the
“It was the right time
to retire as the department has never been stronger in terms of its economic
research capabilities than it is now,” said LAEDC Founding Economist Jack
Kyser. “The department is in good hands under
future of the region.
Kyser joined the LAEDC in 1991 and has become the most recognized name among local economists. He is frequently quoted and interviewed by countless media organizations about what is happening in the L.A. County economy, and has co-authored numerous reports about the L.A. County economy, including
the semi-annual Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook reports, the International Trade Trends & Impact, Foreign Direct Investment in L.A. County, and dozens of other industry-specific reports.
Affectionately dubbed the “Guru” and “Godfather”
“Jack Kyser built our economic research practice from scratch beginning 20 years ago,” said LAEDC President and CEO, Bill Allen. “In late 2007, we renamed that department the Kyser Center of Economic Research in honor of his many contributions to the success of the LAEDC and his more than 25 year role
as the “Voice of the
Kyser is the recipient of numerous awards including the Golden Bear from the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED), the Robert T. Parry award from the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics and the LAEDC’s Eddy® award for his many contributions to economic development.
About LAEDC (www.LAEDC.org)
The Los Angeles County
Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), the region’s premier business leadership
organization, is a private, non-profit organization established in 1981. Its
mission is to attract, retain, and grow businesses and jobs for the regions of
[Editor’s Note: For media interviews with Jack Kyser or Dr. Nancy Sidhu, contact MAYO Communications, 818-340-5300 or publicity@MayoCommunications.com.
For Jack Kyser’s bio, visit http://www.laedc.org/biographies/jackkyser.html and for Dr. Nancy Sidhu’s bio, visit http://www.laedc.org/biographies/nancysidhu.html.]