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We have team members that attend state and national Economic Development conferences monthly to stay current on best practices and to network with site selectors. Some of the conferences we’ve recently attended include:


  • California (CALED)
  • Idaho (IEDA)
  • Illinois (IRAC)
  • Iowa (PDI)
  • Kansas (KEDA)
  • Minnesota (EDAM)
  • Montana (MEDA)
  • Nebraska (NEDA)
  • North Dakota (EDND)
  • Ohio (OEDA)
  • South Dakota (GOED)
  • Texas (TEDC)
  • Utah (UAED)
  • Wisconsin (WEDA)
  • Wyoming (WEDA)


  • APPA - American Public Power Association
  • IEDC - International Economic Development Council
  • IEDC - Leadership Summit
  • MAEDC - Mid America Economic Development Council
  • NADO - National Association of Development Organizations
  • NREDA - National Rural Economic Developers Association
  • SEDC - Southeast Economic Development Council
  • UEDA - Utility Economic Development Association


★ Expert Webinar: Being Opportunity Zone “Investment Ready”

01/17/20191:00 PM - 2:00 PMOnline Session

What does it mean and what a community can do to attract investments? Opportunity Zone’s have been the talk of the Economic Development world throughout 2018, most of the conversation t...

Expert Webinar: Being Opportunity Zone “Investment Ready” Photo
★ IEDC 2019 Leadership Summit

01/27/2019 - 01/29/2019Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina1881 SE 17th StreetFort Lauderdale, FL 33316

IEDC’s Leadership Summit is a unique gathering of senior-level and CEcD-certified economic developers. Experience peer networking and active discussions on the latest issues affecting economic development leaders. The 2019 Summi...

IEDC 2019 Leadership Summit Photo


★ MEDC 2019 Legislative Conference

02/06/2019 - 02/07/2019The Westin Jackson407 South Congress StreetJackson, MS 39201

The Mississippi Economic Development Council, Inc. (MEDC) is a professional association of economic development, chambers and associated stakeholders who work together to advance the profession and to advance economic developmen...

MEDC 2019 Legislative Conference Photo
★ Expert Webinar: Using Social Media for Economic Development

02/07/201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Participants will learn the basics of social media, channels, features and benefits, type of content and tips on social media best practices to increase engagement. Economic Development tips and trick...

Expert Webinar: Using Social Media for Economic Development Photo
★ Expert Webinar: Attracting a Workforce for Community Needs

02/21/201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Recruit people to our city? Why should we focus on that over attracting businesses? These type of questions from critics rarely surface now. Almost every economic development organization, urban and rura...

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★ Next Move Group's Day Conference

02/28/2019Aloft New Orleans Downtown225 Baronne StreetNew Orleans, LA 70112

We have put together a team to literally handle all your needs via our leadership, analysts, and partners from real estate, to financing, to labor, to utilities, to incentives, t...

Next Move Group's Day Conference Photo


★ 2019 British Columbia Economic Summit

03/03/2019 - 03/05/2019Westin Wall Centre3099 Corvette WayRichmond

The BCEDA BC Economic Summit takes you out of the office and gives you the space to imagine, create and discuss key issues facing economic developers, local Aboriginal and non-Aborigina...

2019 British Columbia Economic Summit Photo
★ Telecom Executive Forum

03/10/2019 - 03/12/2019Hyatt Clearwater Beach Resort301 South Gulfview Blvd.Clearwater, FL 33767

The NTCA 2019 Telecom Executive Forum (TEF) is the ideal event for GMs and CEOs and also can help to develop and nurture your company's next generation of leadership. TE...

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★ CALED's 39th Annual Training Conference

03/27/2019 - 03/29/2019Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort1855 South Harbor Blvd.Anaheim, CA 92802

The 39th Annual CALED conference will celebrate how California’s Economic Developers are “making it happen” every day in their communities through relationship building, strategic planning, and connecting to key resources.

CALED's 39th Annual Training Conference Photo


★ Business Facilities LiveXchange

04/07/2019 - 04/09/2019The Worthington Renaissance, Fort Worth, TX200 Main StFort Worth, TX 76102

Business Facilities LiveXchange is an exclusive event for site selectors and consultants who are searching for new locations for their active or ongoing corporate expansion and relocation projects. If you’re looking t...

Business Facilities LiveXchange Photo
★ Expert Webinar: Opportunity Zone - Marketing Your Zone For Development

04/25/201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Still have questions about what direction to take your opportunity zone marketing? Have questions in regards to finding the right investment, or creating an opportunity zone fund? Do you hav...

Expert Webinar: Opportunity Zone - Marketing Your Zone For Development Photo