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The Role of Local Elected Officials in Economic Development: 10 Things You Should Know

Economic developers will find this publication a valuable tool in building their relationships with their local elected officials. The guidebook outlines the “top 10 list” More...

IEDC launches RestoreYourEconomy.org

Through an EDA grant, IEDC has developed RestoreYourEconomy.org to provide economic development professionals with practical guidance and post-disaster recovery tools and information to promote investment, More...

EDA’s “Building Disaster-Resilient Economies” webinar available for download

On January 26, 2012, IEDC joined the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and the U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic More...

9th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance (Dublin-Kilkenny, Ireland)

Today many local communities are confronted with the challenge of reducing high and persistent unemployment and defining new sources of economic growth, all in the More...

Canada’s banks expand business planning teams

For many Canadian business owners, it can take the sudden death of a colleague or a debilitating illness before they realize they don’t have succession More...

BDC Insight: when making a dramatic change, play the company’s strengths

When a company sets a new course, its greatest priorities should be a long-term strategic plan and total commitment to the new direction, said Patrick More...

To close the skills gap, re-value the associate degree : New England board of higher education

A number of economists, policymakers, elected officials and employers cite a “skills gap” as the reason the nation is not putting more people back to More...

2013 IEDC Annual Conference Request for Session Proposals

IEDC will present its 2013 Annual Conference – “Transformation, Innovation, Re-invention: Creating Tomorrow’s Economy Today” – Sunday, October 6 to Wednesday, October 9 in Philadelphia, More...

New “Managing for Excellence” e-book available as free download

IEDC course instructor and conference speaker Dr. David R. Kolzow has made his e-book, “Managing for Excellence – Outcome-Based Performance for the Economic Development Organization,” More...

Gifts for your favourite EDO

As the snow begins to fly, it is time to think about a gift for the economic development officer in your life. A magic wand More...

Ethics in economic development

One of the topics I have a lot of passion for is ensuring a high standard of ethical behavior in business. In 2009, I became More...

Conversations, connections, and community building

I’ve just returned from an exciting conference where I sat through three days of sessions delivered by great presenters, heard two fabulous keynote speakers, and More...