In an effort to keep regional business and community leaders informed, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation will be hosting a seminar on upcoming government infrastructure and capital improvement projects.
The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at College of the Canyons’ Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.
Designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive look at the future utility, transportation and service infrastructure under development throughout the County of Los Angeles, the program will cover projects being overseen by the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Los Angeles Department of Airports, Metropolitan Water District, and other agencies.
The keynote speaker for the event is highly regarded community development consultant and Technoplex Group co-founder, William Lyte.
Lyte has spent over 25 years working on technical and business development assignments with major national consulting engineering firms, including Tetra Tech, Brown and Caldwell and Kennedy/Jenks Consulting. Over this time span, he has focused on the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the overall statewide and national maritime and intermodal sector.
Through his work with several startup technology firms, Lyte developed a methodology for creating technology clusters using existing economic resources (ports, universities, major local businesses and service industry). This resulted in the establishment of the “Pasadena Technoplex” in 1991, which has since generated over 200 spinoff companies and established a thriving venture/angel capital base.
Lyte is a past chairman of the County of Los Angeles’ Business Technology Center, past president of the Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce, a port industrial organization, and Secretary/Treasurer of the California Marine and Intermodal Transportation System Advisory Council.
“We’re connected to the greater Los Angeles marketplace and many of the region’s capital projects create opportunities for our local firms. If you’re looking to better understand key projects in the region or explore opportunities for your business to get involved, this should be a valuable event,” said EDC President Jonas Peterson.
Registration for the presentation is $25 per person and includes a continental breakfast. Seating for the event is limited.
To make your reservation or for more information about the forum, please visit www.scvedc.org/events.