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Economic Impact

The Port of Los Angeles: An Economic Powerhouse

The Port of Los Angeles is one of the world's largest trade gateways and the scope of its economic contributions to the regional economy is far-reaching. The Port is connected directly and indirectly with tens of billions of dollars in industry sales each year in the Southern California region. Those sales translate into hundreds of thousands of local jobs and billions of dollars in wages, salaries, and state and local taxes.

Regional Port of Los Angeles benefits include:

  • 133,000 jobs in Los Angeles
  • 479,000 jobs in the five-county region
  • 1.5 million jobs in the United States
  • $76 billion in California trade value
  • $270 billion in U.S. trade value
  • $5.8 billion in local and state tax revenue

Approximately 70% of the regional direct, indirect and induced benefits connected to the Port occurs within Los Angeles County.

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