Celebrating 40 years of stewardship of America’s largest county economy. 

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation


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Event Recaps

Future Forum

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.

June 16, 2020 – Professional Sports VIEW RECAP

May 6, 2020 – Electric Transportation VIEW RECAP

Jan 22, 2020 – Space Commercialization VIEW RECAP

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.

Feb 19, 2020  VIEW RECAP

R.E.D Talks

R.E.D. Talks is a series of in-depth discussions with the change agents and innovators who are creating new paradigms and breaking new ground in some of the most dynamic industries across our region. Many of the thought leaders now taking the lead in the new global economy have well-established roots right here in L.A. County. This diverse group of influencers will share their visions for Regional Economic Development (R.E.D) and the role the business community can play in securing a sound future as one of the world’s most vital economic powerhouses. Engage at R.E.D. Talks with the innovators who are charting the global economy’s future right here in Los Angeles.


Innovate LA

Innovate LA is an annual, countywide celebration of the breadth of innovation and creativity within our region. The event series highlights LA’s position a leading global center for innovation and entrepreneurship rooted in creativity and diversity, and increases awareness of organizations involved in cutting-edge endeavors that uplift economic opportunity in LA.


Select LA Investment Summit

Select LA offers the perfect environment to create and foster new relationships with individuals who are responsible for turning a conversation into an investment opportunity. Just as important as a connection is understanding the local processes and protocol to ensure successful transactions, which is why we gather state and local government officials in addition to private businesses.

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 Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s mission to advance opportunity and prosperity for all.




The ​LAEDC hosts thought-after events throughout the year. Here are some of the upcoming ones!