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

Giving Tuesday 2023

This Giving Tuesday, we invite you to be a part of a collective effort and join the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) in reinventing our economy to collaboratively advance growth and prosperity for all.  We see a future for Los Angeles that is not only growing but is also equitable, sustainable, and resilient … Continued

Webinar: Unlock Business Growth with LAEDC


Discover the path to growth and innovation in North Los Angeles County! Join us for an exclusive webinar and connect with Ricky Michel, Regional Manager on the Business Assistance team at LAEDC. Uncover the services tailored for businesses in Santa Clarita, Lancaster, Palmdale, San Fernando and the surrounding area in Northern Los Angeles County. Don't … Continued

Joint Board of Governors meeting & Holiday Member Mixer

It’s hard to believe we are already in November and holiday season! Please save the date for our next joint Board of Governors meeting and Holiday Member Mixer on Wednesday, December 6 from 4:00-7:00 pm. The meeting will be followed by an evening of enjoyable networking and libations in the heart of Hollywood. To RSVP, please … Continued

Quarterly Economic Briefing – December 2023


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.

Future of Sports & Entertainment

UCLA Nimoy Theater 1262 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles

Join us for the Future Forum of Sports & Entertainment: Making Los Angeles the Global End Zone on January 23, 2024. We’ll discuss the realities of becoming a global sports hub, how to ensure proper infrastructure, equitable talent recruitment, and regional partnerships that can help Los Angeles establish itself as a leader in the sports … Continued

Student Webinar: Land a Job at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Join us to hear from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, who serves the Twelfth Federal Reserve District—the largest and most diverse District within the Federal Reserve System and home to one fifth of the nation’s population. Discover exciting opportunities as they share details about their current job openings.

2024 Economic Forecast

Intercontinental Hotel Downtown LA 900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, United States

LAEDC’s annual Economic Forecast is a highly anticipated event that offers a valuable look ahead at projections for the national, state, and local economy, all with global implications. Attendees will learn about global, national, and regional economic trends, opportunities, and challenges from experts. With this forecast, attendees will also receive takeaways and action items for how … Continued

Webinar: Unlocking AI for Small Businesses


Join us to demystify AI and learn how small businesses are using AI tools to save time and accelerate growth. We’ll walk through common use cases and how to implement AI using a free AI & Digital Maturity tool for your business. This webinar is hosted by LAEDC and Microsoft.

Webinar: No Cost Resources for your Business


During this webinar, we will discuss available, no-cost resources specifically for Hollywood businesses like access to capital, workforce, utilities, cleaning, safety, permitting, JEDI Zone, and more. Learn who to contact and when at these organizations! This webinar is hosted by LAEDC's Business Assistance team and the Hollywood Partnership. 

Board of Governors Meeting

Save the date for our Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday, March 26th, where you will have the opportunity to meet our new members, engage in conversation with the business community, and learn about LAEDC’s mission-driven programs. This event is for LAEDC Board of Governors only. To learn more about becoming a member, please click here.

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 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.