Nick Griffin Nick Griffin is the director of economic development at the DCBID.

The renaissance in Downtown Los Angeles is still in its infancy, according to Nick Griffin, VP of economic development at the Downtown Central Business Improvement District. The market has grown tremendously since the renaissance began in 1999, but the rate of growth is only accelerating. The planning department expects an additional 140,000 people to move to the market in the next two decades, and Griffin believes that DTLA is growing into a small city of its own that will also serve as the center of Greater Los Angeles. We sat down with Griffin for an exclusive interview to talk about the next phase of the renaissance.