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

SELECT LA Investment Summit 2017

The third annual SELECT LA Investment Summit will bring together international investors with L.A. region's top business and government leaders, to facilitate foreign direct investment into Los Angeles.  This event is conveniently timed for the days prior to the SelectUSA event in Washington D.C., and located in Downtown L.A. Go directly to the event website for … Continued


This annual showcase of innovation throughout the LA County region, in its third year, will be an opportunity for local orgahttps://www.innovate.lanizations to host events and/or gain visibility through sponsorship, and a chance for all to attend an amazing series of events. Please contact LAEDC's Chris Rico for more information, [email protected] View the flip book recap of … Continued

Learn How Your Business Can Qualify for the CA Competes Tax Credit

Workshops are taking place on December 6th in Crenshaw and Pacoima areas.  The application is free, easy to fill out on-line, and open to any business owner. The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to come, stay, or grow in California. Join senior officials from the Governor’s Office of … Continued

e4 Mobility Alliance Quarterly Meeting

Water Garden 1601 Cloverfield Blvd., Suite 1000N, Santa Monica, CA, United States

LAEDC's e4 Mobility Alliance Quarterly meeting will be focused on Ridesharing, the Opportunities and Challenges for LA

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

Select LA Investment Summit

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, United States

The 2018 Select LA Investment Summit (May 23-24) is Southern California’s premier international trade event that brings together hundreds of global investors with business and governmental leaders from Southern California to facilitate and secure foreign direct investment (FDI), and provide exclusive insights on market trends and opportunities in the Los Angeles region. This summit provides key components of what every foreign investment requires: detailed research and opportunities.

Future Forum – The Future of FinTech

CONVENE 777 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Gain insight on innovative co.s that are shaping the future of FinTech, blockchain’s expanding role, and changing workforce needs.

Select LA Investment Summit

Select LA brings together global investors with local business and government leaders to assist foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities and gain exclusive insights into market trends and deal flow throughout the Los Angeles region.

LAEDC COVID-19 Economic Implications Briefing


The LAEDC's COVID-19 Economic Implications Briefing series continues next Monday, May 4th at 11:00 AM PDT. Bill Allen, LAEDC CEO, and the LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics (IAE) will discuss their findings on the economic implications for Los Angeles County related to this pandemic. Join us for this quick update to gather insight on your … Continued


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 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.