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LAEDC is the only organization in Southern California focused on a comprehensive approach to raising standards of living, which includes fostering job creation in our leading industry clusters and ensuring our residents can access those job opportunities.  LAEDC’s programs and initiatives, including our work facilitating the L.A. County Strategic Plan for Economic Development, address the root causes of poverty and income inequality, and set a foundation for healthy families, widely shared prosperity and livable communities.  As part of this work, LAEDC has directly saved or created over 200,000 jobs in the region.

Invest in vital programs that improve the standards of living for all LA County residents, and associate your organization’s name with this transformative progress. Learn more about the many benefits a membership entails HERE.

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Membership Levels

Organizations that take a leadership position with annual membership see a return-on-investment in many ways, including access to the board and executive committee meetings, networking with leaders from the region, access to insights from our economists, have a voice in which topics and articles LAEDC highlights, and other unique benefits that help their business.  Members provide the largest source of funding for LAEDC’s non-profit, public benefit mission.

[]  $35,000 Annual Membership – CEO’s table

[]  $25,000 Annual Membership – Economic Patron

[]  $15,000 Annual Membership – Economic Leader

[]  $10,000 Annual Membership – Industry Leader

[]  $5,000 Annual Membership – Corporate Member



Signature Events

Future Forums

Future Forums 2016-2017
Forum 1 (September 28, 2016): New Health Economy
Forum 2 (December 2016): Cyber Security
Forum 3 (March 2017): Entertainment
Forum 4 (June 2017): AI & Robotics

The Future Forum series will address future needs of the LA region through forums to be centered around a specific topic/industry.  The goals of the conversation will be about future innovations within the industry, workforce training and development needs given trends, new technology integration and adoption within their business, policy reform needs, succession planning, and challenges and opportunities found within the industry.  The Future Forums will be hosted in both geographically diverse and creative environments around LA County with audience of maximum 250.

Sponsorship Values

$75,000 Series Sponsor (SOLD OUT for FY2016-2017)   Available for 2017-2018
$7,500 (Featured Speaker and Moderator for 1 Forum – by invitation only)
$5,000 (Breakfast Sponsor for 1 Forum) 


RED Talks = Insight from L.A.'s Innovators & Entrepreneurs

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November 15, 2016
January 2017
April 2017
June 217

Why R.E.D?  R.E.D. = Regional Economic Development.  The LAEDC’s mission is to attract, retain, and grow businesses and jobs for the Los Angeles County region.  Prosperity in our region is predicated on the collaborative efforts of local and regional government, corporate entities, educational institutions, and most importantly, our residents.  Our innovators and entrepreneurs are what make Los Angeles such an incredible place to do business and for creative ideas and individuals to thrive.  The RED Talks will provide a platform for influential change-agents in LA County that are creating, innovating, and disrupting the status quo to improve the vitality of the region through media, real estate, technology, politics, etc.

Sponsorship Values

$35,000 (Series Sponsor) (SOLD OUT for FY2016-2017)
$8,500 (Cocktail Reception Sponsor for 1 REDTalk)

Chairman's Series

The Chairman’s series brings together elected leaders with LAEDC members to discuss the important issues of the day, in intimate groups to promote a real dialogue, personal relationships, and real results.

LAEDC Economic Forecast

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The LAEDC Economic Forecast is Southern California’s premier source for in-depth economic information and analysis on Los Angeles County and the surrounding areas. Presented by LAEDC Economist Dr. Christine Cooper, the event provides a comprehensive forecast for the local, state and national economic outlook.

Audience Profile:  600+ business leaders, elected and appointed government officials, and professionals from the education, finance, media and civic sectors.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

$20,000       $10,000       $7,500      $5,000   | Exhibit booth $350 members, $500 non member

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Annual Eddy Awards gala fundraiser dinner

22nd Annual Eddy Awards®

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Location: The Intercontinental Hotel Downtown La

6:00pm to 7:30pm – General Reception & Silent Auction

7:30pm to 9:15pm – Dinner & Awards Program

The Eddy Awards® is a cocktail reception, dinner, and awards gala to support fulfillment of the LAEDC mission to attract, retain, and grow businesses and jobs for the regions of Los Angeles County. The Awards were introduced by the LAEDC in 1996 to honor individuals, organizations, and cities that demonstrate exceptional contributions to positive economic development in the region.  Honorees have not yet been invited for the 2016 Eddy Awards.

Audience Profile:  600+ of the region’s leading business, government, civic, and education leaders attend this annual event.20151112A_1788_Web

Sponsorship Values

$50,000      $25,000      $15,000      $10,000       $5,000

InnovateLA, the annual weeklong celebration of Innovation


3rd Annual INLA (Los Angeles County Innovation Week)
Fall 2017

Kickoff Event: TBD

Audience Profile:  300+ leaders in Innovation

Los Angeles Innovation Week is a countywide celebration of the breadth of innovation and creativity within our region. From Cleantech to Gaming to Aerospace and Digital Media and beyond, Los Angeles is a leading global center for innovation and entrepreneurship rooted in boundless creativity and diversity.

Sponsorship Values

$25,000    $15,000    $10,000    $7,500    $5,000

Select LA Investment Summit

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World Trade Center Los Angeles
June 15– 17, 2017
JW Marriott LA Live

In its third year, the World Trade Center Los Angeles will once again host international delegations for a large scale, two-day conference with industry giants speaking about the benefits of doing business in LA County.

Audience Profile: 400+business leaders, elected officials serving the international markets, or looking to be more of a global entity. International trade delegations consist of business owners looking to expand business relationships in Los Angeles County. Foreign consulates and trade associations are also in attendance.

Sponsorship Values:

$100,000    $50,000    $25,000    $10,000    $5,000   | Exhibit booths $700

World Trade Center's Consular Corps Briefing

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January 25, 2016

Location: L.A Hotel Downtown

The Consular Corp Program is on the Monday of the 3-day VerdeXchange Conference, a platform that brings global and California energy and sustainability leaders together to debrief on energy policy and to explore what drives clean technology markets. The LAEDC and the World Trade Center LA (WTCLA) put on a panel briefing on how to do business in LA County and invites our international community. This event is by invitation only, and free to the LAEDC members. State-wide dignitaries are invited to speak, as well as representatives from a legal and funding aspect of doing business in LA County. The audience is foreign consulates and trade advisors who represent the largest countries with which the US trades.

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Audience Profile:

  • Program – 60+ Foreign Consulates and Trade Investment Advisors representing more than 45 countries.
  • Reception – 100+ attendees including foreign consulates, LAEDC members and VerdeXchange conference attendees.
  • This program is by invitation only and complimentary to the attendees.

Sponsorship Value – $10,000 for Exclusive Presentation    |    $5,000 Reception Sponsor  

$550 Exhibit Booth During Reception (maximum of 4)

Programs & Economic Analysis

Strategic Plan for Economic Development

plan cover2In January 2016,  the new 2016-2020 Strategic Plan for LA County Economic Development was finalized, after a year of input from hundreds of stakeholders in more than two dozen public forums that brought together leaders from business, government, labor, education, environmental, and community-based organizations to define priorities and strategies that will lift up our residents and set a foundation for growth of good jobs in the future.  Now, implementation is beginning and requires critical funding resources.

In order to continue to facilitate and implement the region’s strategic priorities and collaborative efforts to create well-paying jobs, help key industry development and  grow a workforce to navigate the challenging transition to an Information Age economy, the LAEDC is seeking financial sponsorship for the program.

Sponsorship Value – $100,000 for Program Sponsors ( Maximum of 5 Sponsors) 

International Trade Missions with World Trade Center

WTCLA will be continuing its tradition of trade missions to international destinations to help overseas investors find opportunities in Los Angeles County, and develop new markets for exports of U.S. products and services.  These missions continue to drive successful and positive impact in L.A., and build lasting relationships that enable global business expansion.

Industry Cluster Development Initiatives

LAEDC takes action in support of growth and success of leading export-oriented industry clusters in LA County, including aerospace, advanced transportation and biosciences.  We work with stakeholders and firms with deep expertise in these industries to define implementation plans that will shape the regional economy.  These exciting initiatives and programs have significant impact on economic opportunity in the region and set the region on a better foundation for sustainable job growth.  Learn more by contacting the LAEDC’s Strategic Initiatives department at 213-236-4852 or [email protected].







To become a member or sponsor LAEDC’s events and initiatives, contact Elsa Flores, VP of Strategic Relations at 213-236-4815.

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