Economic Development

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Since assuming office Wesson has brought much needed economic development to the 10th Council District. According to a report by the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce, under Wesson’s leadership Council District 10 has the second highest private employment growth rate in the city, is setting the trend for mixed-use developments citywide and boasts an increase in local business activity.Council President Wesson recently helped raise L.A.’s minimum wage to $15. In addition, he has presided over completed and highly anticipated development projects bringing economic investment and jobs to the community such as:

  • Midtown Crossing, a 330,000-square-foot urban retail development

  • Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Medical Offices, which will provide primary and specialty health care services for local residents

  • Cumulus, a proposed transit oriented development on 12 acres which will include a mix of residential units, office space and pedestrian-oriented retail