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Economic Impact Study of Sports in the Los Angeles Region

The Los Angeles Sports Council will present the findings of an Economic Impact Analysis of the Sports Industry in the Greater Los Angeles Region at its inaugural LA Sports Summit.  Serving as a cornerstone for the annual Summit, the report will analyze the contribution of sports to the region including jobs supported, taxes generated and output produced by the extensive sports business network across Los Angeles and Orange counties. 

The independent study is being conducted by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and will evaluate data covering all professional sports teams, NCAA Division I, II and III schools, and community colleges, stadiums, arenas and sports facilities in the greater Los Angeles area.

Moderated by:

William Allen, CEO of the LA Economic Development Corporation

Bill Allen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Allen is also a Vice Chair of The Valley Economic Alliance, a past Chair of Film LA and the California Stewardship Network, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Weingart Foundation, Regional Economic Association Leaders of California Coalition, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs, FilmL.A., Unite L.A., and Sister Cities of Los Angeles.

Jerry Papazian, Fountainhead Associates. LA Sports Council and Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games Board Member.

Panelists Include:

Lee Malleau, Executive Vice President, Edmonton Global Investment & Trade. CEO of Vancouver Economic Commission. Led the Vancouver’s Olympic Business Programs generating hundreds of millions in economic benefit & new investment during the up to and after the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Alan Rothenberg, Chairman of 1st Century Bank. Alan was Chairman and CEO of the 1994 World Cup; 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup and Founder of Major League Soccer. Past Chairman of the LA Sports Council, LA Chamber of Commerce, and the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.

Somjita Mitra, Senior Economist, Institute for Applied Economics, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.