LAEDC Digital Media & Entertainment Council Meeting / Report Launch

February 8th, from 4:00-8:00pm LAEDC will host the new Digital Media and Entertainment (DME) Industry Council Meeting and a Digital Media Expo, where we will also present a new industry report on the Entertainment and Digital Media industry, including a deep-dive on workforce development systems and the related occupational (jobs) forecast.  The report is a product … Continued

Bolton Webinar

Join us on Tuesday, March 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for a California Workers' Compensation Webinar presented by Bolton & Company . California is often ranked as the most expensive state for workers' compensation costs. Because the workers' compensation system is so complicated, businesses often don't understand the system very well, are not fully … Continued

Digital Media and Entertainment Council

SMC's Center for Media & Design 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States

Guest Speaker:               Jim O’Gorman, Senior Vice President, Talent and Organization, HULU Jim joined Hulu in 2013, bringing more than 20 years of professional experience in human resources and organizational development in high-growth organizations. At Hulu, he leads all aspects of Human Resources, including talent management, recruiting, internal communications, and facilities. … Continued

DME Council Meeting

Milken Institute 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States

At this meeting we will discuss the skills development and talent pipeline provisions in AB 1734, the recently reauthorized California Film Tax Credit. This will be a friendly conversation about what we can all do to best serve the constituents served by the Center for Competitive Workforce and the LA/OC Consortium and provide diverse career … Continued

DME Council Meeting with Viacom

LAEDC's Digital Media and Entertainment industry council is meeting to discuss talent pipelines with community colleges

Digital Media & Entertainment Council Meeting

Entercom, local news media company will host the CCW / LAEDC DME Industry Council event to discuss workforce development and work-based learning opportunities in the DME industry, along with important industry trends, opportunities and other topics affecting the success and growth of the industry and its workforce development needs.

Reinventing Streaming: Digital Media & Entertainment Council meeting

“Reinventing Streaming: What is Hot, Hot, Hot!” is the topic of LAEDC's Digital Media & Entertainment Council meeting on June 12th (via Zoom). Sponsored by the Center for a Competitive Workforce, which will host a portion of the conversation on workforce needs in the DME industry, the speakers will provide expert insights on What's Next … 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.