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

Partner Event: LABC’s 16th Annual Sustainability Summit

A high-level convening of leaders in one of the most environmentally forward-thinking cities of the world. This year’s Summit will address our clean energy future, revitalizing our buildings with carbon free power, water resources and drought, achieving a new all-electric transportation sector, and much more.

Partner Event: Net Zero Conference

The Net Zero Conference is back, and LAEDC is proud to be a Community Partner! Join leaders in sustainability for Verdical Group's 9th annual conference and expo, dedicated to carbon, climate, equity, ESG, net zero, and resilience. NZ22 will be hosted September 14 - 15, 2022 in Los Angeles, California and will feature educational sessions, keynotes, in-person Expo, and the Trailblazer … Continued

Gladeo LA Launch

BioscienceLA 4130 Overland Avenue, Culver City, United States

Join fellow employers, education partners, community-based organizations, and key workforce leaders for the launch of career exploration platform, Gladeo LA!⁣Gladeo LA is a personalized, self-directed virtual career navigation platform empowering Angelenos to make informed decisions about their upskilling, reskilling, and personal career paths!

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

LAEDC Executive Committee Meeting

Please join your fellow Executive Committee Members for our meeting on October 21 at the O’Melveny & Myers LLP office in downtown Los Angeles. For more information please contact Melissa Kham at [email protected] This event is for LAEDC Executive Committee Members only. To learn more about becoming a member, please click here.

Quarterly Economic Briefing


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

LA County CERF Partners Meeting


The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research announced the recipients of Phase 1 funds for the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF). A coalition of more than 200 partner organizations and regional stakeholders throughout the Los Angeles County area will now begin the planning process to build a roadmap for resilient and equitable economic growth for … Continued

27th Annual Eddy Awards

The Eddy Awards is a cocktail reception, dinner, and awards gala to support the fulfillment of the LAEDC’s mission of reinventing our economy to collaboratively advance growth and prosperity for all.

Partner Event: Catalyst H2

This in-person, two-day event brings together green hydrogen market makers to accelerate North America’s green hydrogen economy. Don’t miss the opportunity to network with the green hydrogen ecosystem, including multi-sectoral buyers, investors, innovative solutions providers, policy makers, community leaders and global movers and shakers.

LAEDC Board of Governors Meeting

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - President's Suite 3911 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA

Please join us for our All-Member BOG meeting on November 16th, where Carol L. Folt, President of University of Southern California, will join as guest speaker. You will also have the opportunity to meet our new members, hear an update on LA’s economy, and learn about our programmatic progress. Please note that we will not have … Continued

Gladeo LA Orientation Session 1


These orientation sessions are an opportunity to learn more about the Gladeo LA platform, how to maximize this resource, and ask any questions. Gladeo LA is a career navigation platform for all Angelenos. To learn more, visit

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.