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

e4 Mobility Alliance Symposium: How Will Autonomous Vehicle Technology Change the Workforce Environment in Los Angeles?

  The next e4 Mobility Alliance Symposium will feature three expert panels who will discuss how the rapid changes in vehicle technology effect the transportation-related workforce needs, training, and skills required to fill those jobs.    Panel 1:  Business Perspective Leaders will discuss their unique needs and challenges in finding qualified personnel to maintain their innovative edge. … 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

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

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.

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.