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

Introduction to Government Contracting


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.

The Future of Cannabis

Cross Campus El Segundo 840 Apollo Street, Suite 100, El Segundo, CA

This Future Forum will explore lessons learned from early legalization in states like Colorado and Washington, the unique challenges that face the industry in Southern California, and how reform and progressive economic impact can bring forth a new era for the cannabis industry in the Los Angeles County region. Cross Campus South Bay 840 Apollo Street El Segundo, CA 90245

Small Business Insurance


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


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.

Growing your Small Business with Workforce Assistance Programs


Together for L.A., powered by Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation invites you to learn how to grow your small business with no-cost workforce assistance programs during a webinar on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 11am-12pm.

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


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

Impact of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Webinar


On Wednesday, June 29, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation will host a webinar to release our report commissioned by World Energy addressing the economic impact of the conversion of its Los Angeles-area refinery in Paramount, Calif.,to the world’s first and North America’s only commercial-scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production site. The virtual event … 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. 

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.

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.