Food for Thought: Recommendations to Improve the Relationship between the City of Los Angeles and its Food Processing Sector

Recommendations to improve the relationship between the City of Los Angeles and its food processing sector. 
The Food Processing industry for human consumption is not only experiencing growth but also provides employment opportunities for low-skilled workers at relatively decent wages. The local assets of the LA region provide a unique set of benefits enticing firms to locate here. Consequently, the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (MOED) has identified Food Processing as a top priority industry to target for development. This report sets out to assist MOED by identifying how the City can enhance its current industrial development policies to better attract and expand firms in the local Food Processing cluster.

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