Jack Kyser

Jack Kyser is the Chief Economist on the staff of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). Called the “guru of the Los Angeles economy” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, Mr. Kyser is responsible for interpreting and forecasting economic trends in the Los Angeles region (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties), and for his close analysis of the major industries of the region. Utilizing this information, he helps develop job retention and creation strategies for Los Angeles County.

Mr. Kyser’s advice is frequently sought by business, government and the media. The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) is a private, not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is leadership in the retention and creation of jobs and economic base in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Kyser’s analytical research work and insightful knowledge of the regional economy has helped to elevate the LAEDC to recognition as the pre-eminent source of economic information and forecasts on Southern California.

In late 2007, the LAEDC named its research function “the Kyser Center for Economic Research.” Prior to joining the LAEDC, Mr. Kyser was chief economist for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. He has also worked for Security Pacific National Bank, First Interstate Bank, and the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was transportation economist.

He also taught economics at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and served as a business reporter and commentator for radio station KVNO, also in Omaha. A native of California, Mr. Kyser was born in Huntington Park. He resides in Downey where he graduated from Downey ( Union) High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Design and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He has also pursued additional course work at UCLA.