Economic Development

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

The DCBID's Economic Development program focuses on key sectors of the Downtown economy, including: Office & Industry, Retail & Hospitality, Residential Development, Arts & Culture, and Streetscapes & Public Spaces.  

The team's activities are centered around Content, Convening, and Consulting.

Scroll down for more details on all of our programs:

Market & Industry Sector Reports

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

  • Quarterly & Annual Market Reports
  • Survey of Downtown Residents & Workers
  • Guide to Downtown LA Office Space
  • Arts & Culture Report
  • And much more!


Business Development Tours & Events

DTLA Development Tour: Held quarterly, this is where we bring our Market Reports to life, as we explore the exciting transformation of LA's urban center. This is your opportunity to get a crash course on nearly every project currently under construction or in the pipeline for DTLA.

Development Tour

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.


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.

Business Tours

 Hacking the Highrise: Hacking the Highrise is a new initiative exploring how DTLA's office towers are being reimagined for a new era of city living and a new generation of tenants. The program features a series of events, along with editorials and videos on Urbanize.LA.



Office Broker Lunch-and-Learns

Our Lunch & Learn series is for top brokerage offices around the region. We will bring our brief (20-30 minutes) presentation to your office, along with lunch (or breakfast if morning is better), and provide high-quality copies of our Guide to Downtown Office Space for you and your colleagues to give to prospective tenants.



Pop-Up Connect & Storefront Billboards

If you're an entrepreneur with a vision or a brand with a mission, we've curated a selection of amazing retail spaces ready for your Pop-Up. And if you're a property owner with a vacant space - we'll help you advertise and fill it!



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.