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Join us for a year of learning through our 2019 Webinar Series! IEDC is pleased to offer a year's worth of current economic development topics paired with the best minds in the profession through 10 monthly webinars plus our popular Fall Series. Webinars include: 

January 17: Data Driven Success in the New Year
February 21: Be Your Own Best Advocate
March 21: Get in the (Opportunity) Zone
April 18: The Cannabis Economy
May 16: Put Your Best Foot Forward:... Details
When: January 17 – December 19, 2019
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Join us for a year of learning through our 2019 Webinar Series! IEDC is pleased to offer a year's worth of current economic development topics paired with the best minds in the profession through 10 monthly webinars plus our popular Fall Series. Select 5 of the following 10 webinars when you register: 

January 17: Data Driven Success in the New Year
February 21: Be Your Own Best Advocate
March 21: Get in the (Opportunity) Zone
April 18: The Cannabis Economy... Details
When: January 17 – December 19, 2019
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This advanced course teaches the core components to bring the world economy to your community’s front door. Foreign direct investment (FDI) and exporting are now essential components of a local economic development strategy. Attendees will learn how to attract foreign investors, from identifying targeted sectors to engaging new businesses. They will also explore how to facilitate exports in their community, with an emphasis on how existing federal and state programs can assist. The... Details
When: July 9–30, 2019
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On Tuesday, July 16, the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG), in partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), will host a full day workshop on economic resiliency and preparedness for communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey and other disasters. Join us for a morning of trainings by IEDC, followed by an afternoon session featuring federal and state agencies to learn how your community can build back better!

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When: July 16, 2019
Where: Bryan
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What to do with that storefront on Maple Street? How can you effectively use short-term office space for long-term growth? How can you put your rural community on the map as a destination for new businesses and residents? We're discussing placemaking, for makers, manufacturers, planners and real estate developers, with an emphasis on existing land and stock. Join us for this webinar to learn how your community can build an identity and use placemaking as a catalyst for economic... Details
When: July 18, 2019
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More businesses and site selection consultants are asking EDOs to show them the skills embedded in their communities. They have the baseline workforce and economic data -- they want you to go further. In this webinar, Emsi will discuss how EDOs can use real-time skills data to refine your business development and talent attraction efforts and communicate the precise clusters of skills and talent you have. Learn how cutting-edge EDOs are using the full sweep of labor data (from online ... Details
When: August 1, 2019
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The core objective of this analytical course is to explain the financial tools used to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs, increased productivity and improvement in the local tax base. Specifically, the course will review current debt, equity, grant and incentive-based financing programs that are accessible to practitioners both rural and urban. Moreover, course participants will learn how to calculate debt/service... Details
When: August 14–16, 2019
Where: Denver, CO
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International opportunities abound for economic developers. From increasing FDI and exports to overseas lead generation and visas, the topics in 'international' economic development offer many new opportunities. Our International Advisory Committee will offer a webinar featuring the latest trends, tools and resources to succeed on an international scale.

When: August 15, 2019
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This practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to compliment current neighborhood development theory. Participants will learn how to identify the major neighborhood actors, their objectives, and strategies for redevelopment, in addition to understanding the process for creating a strategic economic development plan to meet the neighborhood development goals. Specifically, this course will examine social capital (e.g., linkages, networks, talent, etc.), environmental... Details
When: September 19–20, 2019
Where: Baltimore, MD
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Economic developers work to create strong, resilient economies offering opportunity to all, a mission our profession takes seriously. Our conversation will focus on workforce strategies that specifically target marginalized populations in our communities and how to connect them with new opportunities.

When: September 19, 2019
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This hands-on course presents an overview of business financing tools and available private financing options, as well as how the public sector can complement bank financing. Learn how to read financial reports, financial statements, balance sheets and profit and loss statements. Course participants will perform credit analysis by determining how well a company buys and sells to make a profit. Also, they will learn how to determine if the company pays it suppliers on time, collects... Details
When: October 9–11, 2019
Where: Indianapolis, IN
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This course clearly articulates the eight stage process for real estate development and reuse. Specifically, course participants will learn the fundamentals of market and site analysis, financial feasibility, and what political considerations are required to move a development project from conception to realization. Additionally, this course will cover a wide variety of financing tools that are available at the local, regional, and state levels, including tax increment financing,... Details
When: October 10–11, 2019
Where: Indianapolis, IN
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IEDC's Annual Conference is the largest yearly gathering of economic development professionals from across the country and around the world. The conference features distinguished keynote speakers, dozens of interactive sessions led by industry experts, networking events, and educational tours.

When: October 13–16, 2019
Where: Indianapolis, IN
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This advanced course will focus on the key principles and practices of professional management in economic development. It will define excellence in economic development and explain the fundamentals of managing for results, outcome-based performance, organizational assessment, stakeholder identification, vision and mission scope, organizational culture and more. Also, participants will learn how to engage their board or council, staff and community stakeholders, constituents, and... Details
When: October 24–25, 2019
Where: Edmonton, AB
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This hands-on course will review the fundamentals of developing and implementing a high-impact marketing and attraction plan. Businesses looking to locate or expand need accurate, up-to-date, and credible information and communities need rock-solid marketing techniques to reach the needs of the business community. Course participants will be able to learn how to craft their community's message by learning about online marketing fundamentals, GIS technologies, website design, and... Details
When: November 7–8, 2019
Where: Toronto, ON