2022 LAEDC Economic Forecast

Omni Hotel in Los Angeles 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, California

Nearly two years into an economy suppressed by a global pandemic, markets are slowly starting to crawl back. The 2022 LAEDC Economic Forecast will focus on “An Economy in Transition” and the effects on Los Angeles County. A keynote speaker for the Economic Forecast will provide a national, macro view of the economy and discuss … Continued

Introduction to Government Contracting

Zoom

Join us to learn more about government contracting and the first steps you should take. This discussion will be lead by guest presenter Enrique Gonzalez, Procurement Technical Assistance Center Program Manager from Los Angeles County Office of Small Business, WDACS.

Small Business Insurance

Zoom

Learn about insurance terms, coverages, and resources available for the community, along with how to protect your business from accidents, natural disasters and lawsuits; presented by Analu Fernandini, Senior Business Counselor from Los Angeles County Office of Small Business, WDACS.

88 Cities Summit: Reimagining the Future of Cities

Thrive in LA

The LAEDC’s annual 88 Cities Summit will provide a space for local government leaders across Los Angeles County to share and create solutions to address the economic development challenges our cities and unincorporated communities face. This year’s topic, “Reimagining the Future of Cities” brings focus to building infrastructure for digital broadband access and climate economies.

Meta (Facebook) Boost Small Business Training

Zoom

During the session you’ll hear from Meta’s small business team and learn how to raise awareness of your business offerings by using posts, stories and live video. Additionally, learn how Business Suite can help you simply access tools you need to manage communications and insights on Facebook and Instagram.

The Future of Entertainment

During this Future Forum, a panel of industry experts will explore how consumers' changing expectations and desires impact the movie industry, what demand for content and in-home streaming is doing to shake up the industry, how various sectors are being impacted, and if the region of LA County is truly in a new golden era … Continued

Let’s Get Certified – Business Enterprise Certification 101 Webinar

Zoom

Together for South LA, powered by LAEDC, invites you to learn what a business enterprise certification can do for your small business on June 8th from 11am-12pm. Thinking about new ways to capture opportunities, to grow your business, and stand apart from the competition? This webinar is a great opportunity to learn about contract readiness, … Continued

Select LA Investment Summit 2022

Riccardo Ruffolo

WTCLA looks forward to once again hosting local and international companies at their two-day event. This year, Select LA will focus on a global sustainable economy—hydrogen, electric vehicles, climate infrastructure, and the circular economy.As the top proving ground for new technology, Los Angeles  is the premier region for a  sustainable global climate economy. There are … Continued

Summer Member Mixer

Ace Hotel Los Angeles 929 S. Broadway , Los Angeles, CA

Register for the LAEDC Summer Member Mixer on August 24, 2022! Join your fellow LAEDC Members, staff, and guests for cocktails and networking in downtown Los Angeles at the Ace Hotel. This event is for LAEDC Members only. To learn more about becoming a member, please click here. 

LAEDC Board of Governors Meeting

Please join your fellow Board of Governors for our All-Member meeting on Wednesday, September 21st at 8 AM! Members are encouraged to RSVP as soon as possible as this meeting will be held in-person. Keynote speaker and location to be announced soon! This event is for LAEDC Board of Governors only. To learn more about becoming … Continued

The Future of Clean Hydrogen

Join us on Thursday, October 6th from 8:30 - 11:00 AM, where we will explore the role clean hydrogen plays in decarbonization, how investments into clean hydrogen will impact the economy, current and future projects being developed, and opportunities for a future workforce. Location to be announced. Price of admission includes continental breakfast. LAEDC members receive … Continued

Quarterly Economic Briefing

Zoom

LAEDC will analyze the latest California unemployment data from the State's Employment Development Department (EDD) and other economic development topics currently impacting LA County. Monday, October 24th11:00 - 11:45 AM via Zoom

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.

SELECT LA

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.