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

SoCal Aerospace Council 1st Working Session 9/29

Loyola Marymount University 1 Loyola Marymount University Dr., Los Angeles, , CA, United States

The SoCal Aerospace Council (formerly Jobs Defense Council) is hosting a working group session designed to garner feedback and generate an agenda for the council. This will help establish the Council's agenda for the year ahead, and input from stakeholders in the industry is vital.  We look forward to hearing from Steve Isakowitz , President and soon-to-be CEO … Continued

Innovate LA

10/6/16 - The mission for Innovate Los Angeles is to promote LA County as a leading global center for innovation and entrepreneurship rooted in boundless creativity and diversity.

InnovateLA Wrap Party and Panel Speakers

Learn More about InnovateLA at the annual event website at www.Innovate.LA and via the ongoing Center of Innovation at the LAEDC, at

AMP SoCal Innovation Forum: CubeSats and Other Small Satellites

Join us for the upcoming AMP SoCal Innovation Forum: CubeSats and Other Small Satellites on Friday, November 18, from 8am – noon at ROC Santa Monica. This forum will highlight the rapidly growing aerospace sector of small satellites (satellites under 1,100 lbs) which is revolutionizing the industry by making spaceflight and extra-atmospheric observations more affordable … Continued

Input for WDB WIO Regional Plan Sought

Your Input is Needed! YOU'RE INVITED TO ATTEND : LA COUNTY WDB WIOA Regional Plan Stakeholder Forums Your input and feedback is needed for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Regional Plan that is being co-developed with the L.A. Basin Region's seven Workforce Development Boards. L.A. County Workforce Development Board (WDB) staff and Community and Senior … Continued

Industry / Business: Opportunity to Affect College Curriculum

Los Angeles Region Colleges want local industry / businesses to provide input on workforce skills needs.  While the event below has passed, industry matching with community colleges is still an ongoing initiative!   Please engage with LAEDC if you are an employer seeking a number of workers, can offer feedback on specific skills gaps you … Continued

Consular Corp Annual Program & Reception

LA Hotel Downtown 333 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Officials and staff from Consular Corps and Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Los Angeles are invited to the annual Consular Corps Reception, hosted by LAEDC and World Trade Center Los Angeles!

LAEDC Economic Forecast

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

SoCal’s premier source for in-depth economic analysis of the local, national, global economy, w/ special look at the Latino community in our local economy.

Rapid Recovery Business Workshops – Earthquake Recovery Planning

Attention business owners in Los Angeles: Don't miss this 1-hour seminar about resources and realities for the quickest recovery after the next big earthquake. LAEDC is partnering on this important series of seminars around greater Los Angeles starting February 1st: The Rapid Recovery Series. Designed for businesses, this 1-hour seminar provides resources and realities on … Continued

Businesses: Cal Competes Tax Credit Explained in Webinars, 3/1, 3/7, 3/16

GO-Biz Hosting Webinars for Businesses Interested in Applying for More than $68 Million in Tax Credits The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses who want to come, stay, or grow in California. The next California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) application period starts Monday, March 6, 2017, with more than $68 million … 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.