Economic Development

The mission of the Economic Development team is to improve and revitalize Downtown Los Angeles.

The Economic Development team focuses on key sectors of the Downtown economy, including: Office & Industry, Retail & Hospitality, Residential Development, Arts & Culture, and Streetscapes & Public Spaces. The team’s programs center on Content (reports), Convening (tours and events) and Consulting. The DCBID's Economic Development services include, but are not limited to:

Quarterly Market & Industry Sector Reports

Browse our collection of research reports on Downtown LA, including:

  • Quarterly & Annual Market Reports
  • Survey of Downtown Residents & Workers
  • 2015 Downtown LA Retail Report
  • GET URBAN Creative/Tech Office Report
  • And much more!


Business Development Tours & Events

Investor & Business Tours: We provide custom tours to individuals, companies and organizations interested in opening a business or investing in Downtown. Services upon request, contact us for more information.


Office Space Tours: Take our monthly tour of Downtown's eclectic neighborhoods, creative work environments and innovative companies to learn why DTLA is the perfect place for your business. Held on the fourth Thursday of every month.


Housing Tours: Held on the first Saturday of each month, this tour showcases Downtown's unique neighborhoods, attractions and amenities, and residential living opportunities, including both for-lease and for-sale developments.


Business & Real Estate Consulting

For investors, developers and business owners with existing ventures or future projects in Downtown LA, the DCBID Economic Development team can provide the information, insight and connections you need to succeed – from market data and analysis to government relations and industry contacts.

Research & Information Requests

The DCBID is the leading source of information on the Downtown LA market. Beyond our quarterly market and industry sector reports, we provide custom research and analysis, and respond to individual requests for information on subjects ranging from occupancy and rental rates to current development trends and infrastructure projects.

Community Relations & Industry Leadership

Connecting with the Downtown community – both residential and commercial – is critical for business owners, real estate developers and investors. Understanding who’s who and what matters to them can make all the difference, so let the DCBID be your ally and guide as you explore all the opportunities DTLA has to offer.