- Robust CleanTech Workforce
- Strong Regional Industry Clusters
- Proactive Leaders
- Supportive Training Community
Robust CleanTech Workforce
From pipe-fitters and electricians to engineering PhDs and nobel laureates, the business and labor communities are teaming up to make Los Angeles the most productive place for your cleantech business.
- Los Angeles universities, design schools, and community colleges are leading the way in energy, sustainability, climate change, and water -- Los Angeles produces world-class talent solving relevant world issues.
- With 198 colleges and universities offering 65 different degree programs related to cleantech development, the future of Los Angeles green collar workforce is strong.
- Los Angeles has a large and growing pool of workers (226,000) engaged in technology jobs in the largest manufacturing region in the United States
- Prominent unions are joining in the transition to a green economy and are engaged in programs for unions to become the leading experts of green building practices
Strong Regional Industry Clusters
Regional industry clusters including aerospace, entertainment, health care, and tourism provide a strong base to establish a proactive cleantech industry here in Los Angeles.
Proactive Innovation and Financing Leaders
Los Angeles is home to some of the top venture capital and private equity firms, innovation hubs, and incuabors.
- Examples of Southern CA Investors
Anthem Venture Partners
Bio Star Private Equity Fund and LLC
Clearstone Venture Partners
Craton Equity Partners
Okapi Venture Capital
Rustic Canyon Partners
Shelter Capital Partners LLC
US Renewables Group
Zone Venture Capital
- Industry Groups
Large Supportive Education and Training Community
The Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) is collaborating with large energy employers and trade unions to create the highest level of training for a new generation of green employees. Los Angeles Trade-Technical College has a range of green-related courses and programs that range from alternative fuels and emissions reduction in the Diesel Technology Program to a Supply Water Technology AS degree with an emphasis in water purification. Currently the college has 52 green-integrated courses and four green-related degree and certificate programs in career-technical, science, health, and liberal arts programs.
For more information about LATTC click here.