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We have team members that attend and speak at state and national Economic Development conferences 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


IEDC 2021 Annual Conference

10/03/2021 - 10/06/2021

It's been nothing short of a transformation for traditionally agrarian Tennessee. For decades, the state relied on the cash crops of agriculture. But the winds of change blew through fields and farmlands.....

IEDC 2021 Annual Conference Photo
2021 Ohio Economic Development Association Virtual Annual Summit

10/19/2021 7:30 AM - 10/21/2021 2:30 PM

2021 Ohio Economic Development Association Virtual Annual Summit Photo
Extreme Makeover, #EconDev Edition

10/21/20211:30 PM - 3:00 PM

New year, new makeover! Is your community looking for inventive ways to freshen up your brand? A community persona is shaped through social media, storytelling, and mixed multimedia platforms tha...

Extreme Makeover, #EconDev Edition Photo


NREDA 2021 Annual Conference

11/10/2021 - 11/12/2021

NREDA 2021 Annual Conference Photo


Stronger Together: Partnership & Collaboration

12/09/20211:30 PM - 3:00 PM

You can't do it alone -- that much is certain and reinforced by everything we've been through in the last several months. Public-Private-Partnerships have proven successful many times, but the...

Stronger Together: Partnership & Collaboration Photo