LABJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Covid Softened Downtown Office Market in 2020

The past year was a difficult one for office space in L.A., particularly in previously booming downtown.

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Demand for Medical Office Remains Strong

The future of office space is a big question as companies grapple with whether to make working from home a permanent reality, but experts agree that medical office space will remain in demand.

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LA’s Esports Companies Are Poised for Strong Growth in 2021

Video games attracted record-breaking numbers of players in 2020, and the esports industry appears poised to grow rapidly in the year ahead.

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LA’s Big Game Developers Ride the Mobile Wave

Culver City-based Scopely Inc.’s “Scrabble GO” might seem like a typical multiplayer mobile word game.

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By the Numbers: LA Esports, Gaming Industry's Record-Breaking 2020

Even as other industries struggled in 2020, the video game industry continued to grow rapidly, with local companies such as Activision Blizzard Inc. and Riot Games Inc. leading the way.

LA's Top Business Success Stories of the Year

The 2021 Book of Lists shines a light on how companies are persevering

It’s impossible to talk about 2020, or to look ahead at 2021, without referencing the turbulent times wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the social justice movement and an election that became all-consuming.

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Book of Lists Profile: Snap Hits New Heights

Snap Inc. has been on a roll in 2020, more than doubling its value since the start of the year.

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Book of Lists Profile: Greycroft Reaps Rewards of a Remote Culture

Greycroft has had a standout year amid some of the greatest economic turmoil in decades.

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Book of Lists Profile: Fulgent Genetics Rises to the Covid Testing Challenge

Temple City-based Fulgent Genetics Inc. entered 2020 as a small, niche genetic testing company that was poised for significant growth.

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Book of Lists Profile: Developer MJW Investments Leans Into Student Housing

Santa Monica-based MJW Investments is one of the most active multifamily developers in Los Angeles, with 4.5 million square feet of development in L.A. County since 2010.

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Book of Lists Profile: Cathay General Bancorp Puts Customers First During Pandemic

Although 2020 has not been an easy year for any business, it hasn’t stopped Chinatown-based Cathay General Bancorp from charging forward with new beginnings and long-term goals.

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Book of Lists Profile: SCS Engineers Pivots to the Environment

Even though the amount of waste deposited in landfills has declined in recent years, SCS Engineers’ business has grown.

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Book of Lists Profile: Shipping Companies CMA CGM, American President Lines Make Quite a Team

CMA CGM Group and American President Lines occupy adjacent spots on the Business Journal’s list of shipping companies that serve the San Pedro Bay port complex.

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2021 Book of Lists: Researcher's Letter

The Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists has arrived. This year’s edition contains 73 unique lists covering the region’s major industries and a diverse array of companies that enliven Los Angeles County’s expansive economy.

Special Report: 2020 Year In Review

In a year that many would like to forget, there was plenty to remember. Take a look at the top stories that shaped the Community of Business this year.

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