LAEDC hosts a number of events and webinars each year and we welcome you to join us!

Future of Technology

Microsoft Playa Vista 13031 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

As part of Tech Week 2023, our Future Forum will focus on the power of technology to create an innovative and equitable economy. The LAEDC Future Forum series is presented by our partner, California State University, Dominguez Hills.    

Board of Governors Meeting

UCLA Wasserman Football Center 430 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, California

Please join our Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday, June 21st. We will be joined by guest speaker City of Los Angeles Councilmember Katy Yaroslavsky. You will also have the opportunity to meet our new members, engage in conversation with the small business community, and learn about LAEDC’s mission-driven programs. This event is for LAEDC Board … Continued

About LAEDC Events

Future Forum Series

As technological innovation and globalization take the economy in new directions, the L.A. County region is destined to be an incubator for business development. Each Future Forum offers an opportunity to learn about trends, workforce demands, and most importantly, what the future holds for key industries. Past themes have covered the future of eSports, healthcare personalization, space commercialization, fintech, cybersecurity, and more, while featuring industry thought leaders.

The Eddy Awards- Annually each November

The Eddy Awards

The Eddy Awards is the most prestigious awards program to recognize leadership in economic development in business, education, and government throughout Los Angeles County. The Most Business-Friendly City award is also presented live to recognize the importance of prioritizing job creation. This cocktail reception, dinner, and awards gala also supports the LAEDC’s mission to advance opportunity and prosperity for all.

Economic Forecast

The LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast has been a lightning rod for progress for the past decade. It’s L.A.’s most iconic forecast event. It’s a highly anticipated and publicly visible event, which offers attendees valuable insights on the economic projections for the regional economy. Each year the Economic Forecast Report is shared and distributed to our audience.


World Trade Center LA’s Select LA Summit provides international and local companies with a comprehensive understanding of the region’s investment ecosystem with actionable insights that can guide key business decisions.

88 Cities Summit

LAEDC’s 88 Cities Summit convenes leaders from local governments to discuss the economic challenges and opportunities our communities face. The LAEDC leads timely discussions around LA County’s region and what it means for municipalities and communities.

Quarterly economic briefing

LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics (IAE) will analyze the latest California unemployment data from the State’s Employment Development Department (EDD) and other economic development topics like key industries and jobs currently impacting LA County. This webinar is provided free as a public service for those in our region.

For information about upcoming events, please get in touch with  Riccardo Ruffolo.