The LABC Institute will continue advancing the Los Angeles Business Council’s pioneering work supporting the clean-tech industry in Los Angeles, which includes such fields as renewable energy, green transportation, and energy-efficient lighting. The LABC was a critical early supporter of CleanTech Los Angeles, a collaboration with political, business and research leaders spearheaded personally by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, to enhance the L.A. region’s positioning as a global center for the development and deployment of sustainable technologies. In fact, CleanTech Los Angeles’s website was formally launched at the LABC’s Sustainability Summit in 2008.

The LABC plays a critical ongoing role with CleanTech Los Angeles as a founding board member. The LABC Institute will continue to address this issue, and incorporate clean-tech issue items in future events.