Researching Our Economy, Changing Our City

LAANE relies on research to understand the challenges facing our region and devise solutions that can lead to a new economy.



Hospitality & Tourism


Hospitality and tourism is the largest sector of our regional economy. Here we present our research on working conditions within Read more.

Ports & Goods Movement


L.A. is home to the nation’s largest ports complex. In this section we look at the twin challenges of poverty Read more.

Waste & Recycling


Few sectors of the economy have as broad an impact as waste and recycling. Here we present our research on Read more.

Poverty, Employment, Living Wages & Economic Development

LA Skyline

LAANE research looks at on working poverty, the erosion of the middle class, economic development, and wage standards. Read more.

Other Research


LAANE research looks at the sharing economy, short-term rentals, the airline and travel industry, the security services industry, and more. Read more.