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Ready to Give the Presentation of Your Life? “ED TALKS” Nominations Are Now Open

Do you have a new, influential idea about economic development? Do you want to share your perspective with the world? This could be your opportunity. More...

Creating Quality Jobs: Transforming the Economic Development Landscape

As the role of economic developers has expanded to include everything from technology transfer to attracting retail to expand a community’s tax base, the profession More...

Getting Prepared: Economic Development in a Transforming Energy Economy

While the specifics of the transition to a low-carbon economy are still being debated both nationally and internationally, it appears likely that some type of More...

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...

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...

Preparing the workforce for tomorrow

Over the past ten years in my work for regions and localities on economic development and targeted industry strategies, I have had the opportunity to More...

From red flags to green (Part 2): how to see into the invisible economy

Last month, I had the chance to speak at the annual conference of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in Houston, Texas, with a focus More...

From Red Flags to Green (Part 1): BR+E in the Emerging Economy

On October 2, I had the chance to speak at the annual conference of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in Houston, Texas, with a focus on More...

IEDC: Is it time to take the conference digital?

The premise of this year’s International Economic Developers Council (IEDC) annual conference, Empower Tomorrow: Creating Success in a Global Economy, is addressing the challenges and More...