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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


★ 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...

Telecom Executive Forum Photo
★ 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


★ Expert Webinar: Placemaking in Economic Development

05/16/201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to ...

Expert Webinar: Placemaking in Economic Development Photo


★ 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

06/10/2019 - 06/12/2019Washington Hilton1919 Connecticut Ave NWWashington, DC 20009-5701

The SelectUSA Investment Summit promotes the United States as the world’s premier investment destination and connects qualified foreign firms with U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) to facilitate business investment an...

2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit Photo
★ 2019 EDAM Summer Conference

06/12/2019 - 06/14/2019Duluth Entertainment Convention Center: DECC350 Harbor DriveDuluth, MN 55802

Friday, June 14th   9:45 - 10:45 am Virtual Reality for Economic Development Aaron Brossoit, CEO & Founder, Golden Shovel Agency; Brian Hanson, President & CEO, APEX; Tom Lambrecht, Economic Development Director, Grea...

2019 EDAM Summer Conference Photo
★ Expert Webinar - Bridging the Gap: Practical Tools for Stakeholder Management

06/27/201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

As an executive director, ever zone out at dinner with your family wondering how to get more quality engagement out of your board? Ever lie awake at night as ...

Expert Webinar - Bridging the Gap: Practical Tools for Stakeholder Management Photo