The target metrics are measures of progress for each goal. Any particular target metric by itself can’t tell the complete story. So, we’ve combined a variety of metrics for each goal to provide a fuller picture of how the region is doing. The #LA2050Listens community conversation series and roundtable sessions with topic experts contributed to the formation of the target metrics and goals.
When selecting target metrics, LA2050 looked at statistical information that: a) contributes to achieving the goal, b) can be reliably sourced, and c) is regularly updated.
|Arts establishments create||View Metric|
|Employment in the creative industries create||View Metric|
|Federal research grant funding create||View Metric|
|Gini coefficient create||View Metric|
|High growth startups create||View Metric|
|Jobs per capita create||View Metric|
|Manufacturing activity create||View Metric|
|Measures of cultural and global economic influence (“soft power”) create||View Metric|
|Minority- and women-owned firms create||View Metric|
|Patents per capita create||View Metric|
|Percentage of graduates from local higher education institutions that remain in LA County 5 years after graduating create||View Metric|
|Recruiting and retention rates for local higher education institutions create||View Metric|
|Unemployment (and opportunities) for the formerly incarcerated create||View Metric|
|Venture capital investment create||View Metric|