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June 15, 2010 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
Jack Kyser, the ever-quotable dean of Southern California economists, is retiring from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. after decades of postulating about the many diverse sectors that make up the California economy. Although he's leaving during one of the worst economic downturns the region has ever seen, Kyser, 76, says he is optimistic about the future of Southern California. "Los Angeles' best days are still ahead of it — if we manage the economy effectively," said Kyser, founding economist at the LAEDC, which was created to attract and retain jobs in the region.
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December 7, 2010 | By Roger Vincent and Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times
John A. "Jack" Kyser, the dean of Los Angeles economists who spoke as an expert on Southern California to observers around the world, has died. He was 76. Kyser was found dead of unknown causes Monday at his Downey home, said a longtime friend, Wally Baker. Kyser devoted his long career to focusing on the workings of the region's economy. As the former chief economist of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. he was in steady demand as a speaker at business events and a reliable source who was quick with an insightful quote for reporters on deadline.
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July 22, 1998 | PATRICE APODACA, Patrice Apodaca covers economic issues for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-5979 and at patrice.apodaca@latimes.com
Add Jack Kyser, Los Angeles' economic guru, to the list of experts predicting slower growth for Orange County. Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., recently released his midyear forecast for the five-county Southern California region. Orange County will finish the year still in the top spot among those counties, Kyser said. For all of 1998, he expects exceptionally strong employment growth of 4.2%, or 51,200 jobs.
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July 21, 2010 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Southern California's economy is beginning to gain strength, although local residents may not feel the benefits for many months, according to a forecast to be released Wednesday. Regional employers will be slow to rehire. The housing and construction industries are struggling, and tight credit is crimping consumer and business spending. But tourism is gaining, the entertainment industry is thriving, and international trade projections have jumped since February, the report from the Kyser Center for Economic Research at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
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January 6, 2010 | Tim Rutten
When the going gets tough, Americans go to the movies. We did it by the millions during the Depression, and the lingering economic crisis that began with the housing bubble's burst (along with higher ticket prices) has inflated Hollywood's current box-office revenues to dirigible dimensions. James Cameron's "Avatar," for example, has sold more than $1 billion worth of tickets in less than a month -- and not just in the U.S. The environmentalist techno-epic is already Russia's highest-grossing film ever with $55.5 million in receipts; it's done $85.6 million worth of business in France, $56.1 million in Germany and nearly that much in Britain.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2010 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Southern California's economy is beginning to gain strength, although local residents may not feel the benefits for many months, according to a forecast to be released Wednesday. Regional employers will be slow to rehire. The housing and construction industries are struggling, and tight credit is crimping consumer and business spending. But tourism is gaining, the entertainment industry is thriving, and international trade projections have jumped since February, the report from the Kyser Center for Economic Research at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1996 | David E. Brady, Donna Mungen, Lucille Renwick and Stephanie Stassel
To explore the causes of poverty in the San Fernando Valley and what the future may hold, The Times asked several community and political leaders and social service officials to explore the subject in a round-table discussion. The participants: Jack Kyser, chief economist with the Economic Development Corp. of Los Angeles County; Lew Hollman, senior attorney with San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services Inc; Bobbi Fiedler, former U.S. representative and a Northridge resident; U.S. Rep.
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November 30, 2002 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
If the opening day of the holiday shopping season is any guide, this year could end up being a "Costco Christmas." Bargain-hungry Southern Californians swarmed the region's stores Friday, guided largely by a sense of practicality that had thousands rising before sunrise to snap up the best deals on a wide array of gifts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2010 | By Roger Vincent and Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times
John A. "Jack" Kyser, the dean of Los Angeles economists who spoke as an expert on Southern California to observers around the world, has died. He was 76. Kyser was found dead of unknown causes Monday at his Downey home, said a longtime friend, Wally Baker. Kyser devoted his long career to focusing on the workings of the region's economy. As the former chief economist of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. he was in steady demand as a speaker at business events and a reliable source who was quick with an insightful quote for reporters on deadline.
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March 14, 2000 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co.'s planned Grand Central Creative Campus in Glendale will eventually employ 10,000 workers and include 3.6 million square feet of offices, sound stages and studio production facilities, according to interviews and documents filed with the city of Glendale. In announcing the development in September, Walt Disney Imagineering executives declined to disclose the project size, the number of employees or the dollar value.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2010 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
Jack Kyser, the ever-quotable dean of Southern California economists, is retiring from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. after decades of postulating about the many diverse sectors that make up the California economy. Although he's leaving during one of the worst economic downturns the region has ever seen, Kyser, 76, says he is optimistic about the future of Southern California. "Los Angeles' best days are still ahead of it — if we manage the economy effectively," said Kyser, founding economist at the LAEDC, which was created to attract and retain jobs in the region.
OPINION
January 6, 2010 | Tim Rutten
When the going gets tough, Americans go to the movies. We did it by the millions during the Depression, and the lingering economic crisis that began with the housing bubble's burst (along with higher ticket prices) has inflated Hollywood's current box-office revenues to dirigible dimensions. James Cameron's "Avatar," for example, has sold more than $1 billion worth of tickets in less than a month -- and not just in the U.S. The environmentalist techno-epic is already Russia's highest-grossing film ever with $55.5 million in receipts; it's done $85.6 million worth of business in France, $56.1 million in Germany and nearly that much in Britain.
BUSINESS
November 30, 2002 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
If the opening day of the holiday shopping season is any guide, this year could end up being a "Costco Christmas." Bargain-hungry Southern Californians swarmed the region's stores Friday, guided largely by a sense of practicality that had thousands rising before sunrise to snap up the best deals on a wide array of gifts.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1998 | PATRICE APODACA, Patrice Apodaca covers economic issues for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-5979 and at patrice.apodaca@latimes.com
Add Jack Kyser, Los Angeles' economic guru, to the list of experts predicting slower growth for Orange County. Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., recently released his midyear forecast for the five-county Southern California region. Orange County will finish the year still in the top spot among those counties, Kyser said. For all of 1998, he expects exceptionally strong employment growth of 4.2%, or 51,200 jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1996 | David E. Brady, Donna Mungen, Lucille Renwick and Stephanie Stassel
To explore the causes of poverty in the San Fernando Valley and what the future may hold, The Times asked several community and political leaders and social service officials to explore the subject in a round-table discussion. The participants: Jack Kyser, chief economist with the Economic Development Corp. of Los Angeles County; Lew Hollman, senior attorney with San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services Inc; Bobbi Fiedler, former U.S. representative and a Northridge resident; U.S. Rep.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2002
The Institute of Real Estate Management's Greater Los Angeles Chapter will present its annual real estate forecast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland complex, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. The forecast will feature a presentation by Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., as well as presentations by executives at TrizecHahn Development, the Playa Vista project, Arden Realty Inc.
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