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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


★ 2018 IEDC Annual Conference

09/30/2018 - 10/03/2018Hyatt Regency Atlanta265 Peachtree Street NortheastAtlanta, GA 30303

IEDC is the world's largest membership organization serving the economic development profession. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, our members represent the entire range of...

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★ 2018 Minnesota Association of Government Communicators Fall Conference

10/11/2018Midpointe Event Center415 Pascal Street NorthSt. Paul, MN 55104

The Minnesota Association of Government Communicators is a peer organization of professionals who are dedicated to improving public-sector communications. We organize thought-provoking workshops, an annual conference and various other activities to improve our...

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★ TEDC 2018 Annual Conference

10/17/2018 - 10/19/2018Worthington Renaissance200 Main StreetFort Worth, TX 76102

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) will host their 2018 Annual Conference in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. The two and one-half day event will feature...

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★ Free Expert Webinar: Trends in Workforce Attraction - How one toolkit can change your perspective

10/18/201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Workforce attraction is crucial in economic development - without the workforce and enough potential employees - your business attraction can suffer. What does workforce attraction actually mean? What are companies...

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★ Kentucky Economic Forum

11/07/2018 - 11/09/2018Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenterCincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter 10 West RiverCenter BoulevardCovington, KY 41011

The Kentucky Economic Forum is the Fall Conference and Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development. The event is the largest Association function in which economic developers, elected...

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★ 2018 NREDA Annual Conference

11/07/2018 - 11/09/2018Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront333 1st Street SouthSt. Petersburg, FL 33701

The National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) was formed to promote rural development opportunities through electric and telephone cooperatives. The creation of a national organization, structured to coordinate recruitment resources...

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★ 2018 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum

12/02/2018 - 12/04/2018Renaissance Chicago Downtown1 West Wacker DriveChicago, IL 60601

The Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum is Mid-America EDC’s marquis annual event, providing tips, strategies and ideas to help Midwest communities improve their competitive position to land corporate...

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★ Free Expert Webinar: Digital DNA of the Startup Ecosystems

12/06/201810:00 AM - 11:00 AMOnline Session

Digital transformation is helping every industry in getting more efficient in using the resources they have, and augmenting their capacity on demand. When it comes to startup ecosystems, digital transformation...

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★ 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 to...

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★ 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 Summit...

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