become a member of laedc

Membership with the LAEDC directly supports our mission. It allows you to partner with like-minded organizations and an expert team of economic development professionals and economists to promote innovation around economic and workforce development, small business assistance, and Los Angeles’ leading and emerging industry clusters.

As a member of the LAEDC, you join the Board of Governors as your company’s representative. Opportunities are also available to join our Executive Committee and other board committees. See more about memberships and how to get involved with LAEDC!

MEMBER BENEFITS AND PERKS 

Join other thought leaders to drive the 21st-century economy in LA County. Membership in the LAEDC places your organization at the head of the table alongside industry leaders, stakeholders, and elected officials. 

2022-2023 MEMBER BENEFITS BROCHURE

  Affiliate $2,500 Investor $5,000 Executive $10,000 Industry $15,000 Champion $25,000+
Civic Leadership
Opportunity to serve on the LAEDC Board of Governors
Opportunity to serve on the LAEDC Executive Committee
Special Events & Opportunities
Complimentary admission for member representatives to the highly anticipated LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast. 2 Tickets 2 Tickets 2 Tickets 4 Tickets 8 Tickets
Complimentary admission for member representatives to each Future Forum event 2 Tickets 4 Tickets 8 Tickets
Attendance at LAEDC member-only events (Summer Mixer, Holiday Party, and select partner events).
Opportunity to speak or present at LAEDC and WTCLA events.
“Refer a member” and receive additional complimentary admission to most LAEDC events.
Company Recognition
Public introduction at LAEDC Board of Governors meeting (occurs once upon joining).
Subscription to LAEDC monthly newsletter.
Featured visibility in LAEDC marketing materials and publications.
Board member name along with company recognition on LAEDC website.
Dedicated Member Spotlight in e-newsletter and/or social media.
Strategic introductions and connectionmaking to other LAEDC members
Economic Research & Customized Benefits
Access to LAEDC research staff and capabilities.
Preferred pricing on economic resources and consulting projects.
Customized benefits with additional options as prioritized by the member company (e.g. private briefings, facilitated introductions, etc.).

Affiliate Membership $2,500

Affiliate Membership is offered to school districts, community colleges, small city municipalities (population under 60,000) and small businesses with five (5) or less employees.

  • Opportunity to serve on the LAEDC Board of Governors and attend its meetings.
  • Introduction at LAEDC All-Member Board of Governors meeting.
  • Visibility on LAEDC digital and print marketing materials.
  • Complimentary admission for two (2) member representatives to the highly anticipated LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast.
  • Invites to LAEDC member-only events (Summer Mixer, Holiday Party, and exclusive partner events).
  • Discounts and preferred pricing to all LAEDC events (Future Forums, Select LA, Industry Council Meetings, Economic Forecast) and select partner events.
  • Subscription to LAEDC monthly newsletter.

Investor Membership $5,000

  • Featured visibility on LAEDC digital and print marketing materials.
  • Board of Governors designated appointee’s name on LAEDC website.
  • Opportunity to speak or present at LAEDC and WTCLA events.
  • Opportunity to serve on the LAEDC Board of Governors and attend its meetings.
  • Public introduction at LAEDC All-Member Board of Governors meeting.
  • Complimentary admission for two (2) member representatives to the highly anticipated LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast.
  • Invites to LAEDC member-only events (Summer Mixer, Holiday Party, and exclusive partner events).
  • Discounts and preferred pricing to all LAEDC events (Future Forums, Select LA, Industry Council Meetings, Economic Forecast), and select partner events.
  • Subscription to LAEDC monthly newsletter.

Executive Membership $10,000

  • Complimentary admission for two (2) member representatives to each Future Forum event.
  • “Refer a member” and receive additional admission passes to most LAEDC events.
  • Strategic introductions and connection-making to other LAEDC members.
  • Dedicated ‘Member Spotlight’ in e-newsletter and/or social media.
  • Opportunity to serve on the LAEDC Board of Governors and attend its meetings.
  • Public introduction at LAEDC All-Member Board of Governors meeting.
  • Featured visibility on LAEDC digital and print marketing materials.
  • Board of Governors designated appointee’s name on LAEDC website.
  • Opportunity to serve on the LAEDC Executive Committee and actively participate in the governance of the organization.
  • Complimentary admission for two (2) member representatives to the highly anticipated LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast.
  • Invites to LAEDC member-only events (Summer Mixer, Holiday Party, and exclusive partner events).
  • Discounts and preferred pricing to all LAEDC events (Future Forums, Select LA, Industry Council Meetings, Economic Forecast) and select partner events.
  • Opportunity to speak or present at LAEDC and WTCLA events.
  • Subscription to LAEDC monthly newsletter.

Industry Membership $15,000

  • Opportunity to serve on the LAEDC Executive Committee and actively participate in the governance of the organization.
  • Complimentary admission for four (4) member representatives to the highly anticipated LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast.
  • Complimentary admission for four (4) member representatives to each Future Forum event.
  • Featured logo visibility on LAEDC digital and print marketing materials.
  • Opportunity to serve on the LAEDC Board of Governors and attend its meetings.
  • Public introduction at LAEDC All-Member Board of Governors meeting.
  • Board of Governors designated appointee’s name on LAEDC website.
  • Invites to LAEDC member-only events (Summer Mixer, Holiday Party, and exclusive partner events).
  • Discounts and preferred pricing to all LAEDC events (Future Forums, Select LA, Industry Council Meetings, Economic Forecast), and some partner events.
  • “Refer a member” and receive additional admission passes to most LAEDC events.
  • Opportunity to speak or present at LAEDC and WTCLA events.
  • Subscription to LAEDC monthly newsletter.
  • Strategic introductions and connection-making to other LAEDC members.
  • Dedicated ‘Member Spotlight’ in e-newsletter and/or social media.

Champion Membership $25,000+

  • Opportunity to serve on the LAEDC Executive Committee and actively participate in the governance of the organization.
  • Opportunity to serve on the LAEDC Board of Governors and attend its meetings.
  • Access to the LAEDC Institute for Applied Economics’ research team.
  • Preferred pricing on economic resources and consulting projects.
  • Complimentary admission for eight (8) member representatives to the highly anticipated LAEDC Annual Economic Forecast.
  • Complimentary admission for eight (8) member representatives to each Future Forum event.
  • Customized benefits with additional options as prioritized by the member company.
  • Opportunity to serve on the LAEDC Board of Governors and attend its meetings.
  • Introduction at LAEDC All-Member Board of Governors meeting.
  • Featured logo visibility on LAEDC digital and print marketing materials.
  • Board of Governors designated appointee’s name on LAEDC website.
  • Invites to LAEDC member-only events (Summer Mixer, Holiday Party, and exclusive partner events).
  • Discounts and preferred pricing to all LAEDC events (Future Forums, Select LA, Industry Council Meetings, Economic Forecast), and select partner events.
  • “Refer a member” and receive additional complimentary admission to most LAEDC events.
  • Opportunity to speak or present at LAEDC and WTCLA events.
  • Subscription to LAEDC monthly newsletter.
  • Strategic introductions and connection-making to other LAEDC members.
  • Dedicated ‘Member Spotlight’ in e-newsletter and/or social media.

RESPONSIBILITIES  

Board of Governors

  • Attend five meetings annually (3rd Wednesday of January, March, June, September, November) 
  • Serve a 1-year or 2-year term
  • Our Board of Governors will advance the mission of the LAEDC and serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission. 

Executive Committee 

In addition to the Board of Governors responsibilities, Executive Committee members will commit to: 

  • Annual membership of at least $10,000
  • Attend four meetings annually. (Last Friday of January, April, July, October) 
  • Executive Committee members can designate someone else from their organization to represent the Board of Governors. 

LAEDC EVents

Looking for other ways to get involved with LAEDC? We hold events throughout the year including workshops to improve your business, Economic Forecast, Future Forum, and our annual Eddy Awards. Please see our upcoming Events and join us!

 


To become a member or sponsor LAEDC’s events, contact Melissa Kham at [email protected]. 

Melissa Kham