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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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Skilled workers are the backbone of a productive and efficient economy, and a critical decision point in today's business location decisions. This versatile course explains the essential relationship between economic and workforce development through case studies, practical examples, and current research. Course participants will learn what programs currently leverage federal, state/provincial, and local financial resources to support workforce development. Learn about what you can... Details
When: November 21–22, 2019
Where: Carrboro, NC
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Does your organization have what it takes to become an accredited economic development organization (AEDO)? Is your organization considering submitting an application to join the elite group of accredited economic development organizations?

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is holding a free informational webinar regarding the Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 2:30 – 4:00pm EST. The webinar will... Details
When: November 21, 2019
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This multi-faceted course explores the core aspects of entrepreneurial and small business development including value-add partnerships, technical assistance programs, financing, business incubation and more. Entrepreneurs and small businesses stimulate job creation, develop crucial innovations in both products and services and promote the diversification of the economic base. In this course, you will learn the financial and managerial tools economic developers use to create a climate ... Details
When: December 3–17, 2019
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Join lead generation and marketing experts, Erika Magder and Alissa Sklar for a discussion around business intelligence, lead generation and marketing techniques to help successfully market your region to investors. How to find the right companies to target?  What to say to them? And how can you track their engagement level through marketing and analytics?  Moderated by Sam Driggers, an expert in FDI attraction and member of IEDC’s International Advisory Committee, this webinar is... Details
When: December 5, 2019
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Tis the season for reflection. You came into 2019 with a plan and you executed it. How did you do? Let's talk about how we interpret outcomes, how these outcomes should inform future planning, and how we should communicate our successes and failures with our community and stakeholders.

When: December 19, 2019
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Skilled workers are the backbone of a productive and efficient economy. This versatile course explains the strong relationship between economic and workforce development through case studies, practical examples, and current research. Course participants will learn what programs currently leverage federal, state, and local financial resources to support workforce development. Learn about what collaborative programs will help upgrade the skills of your community's existing workforce.... Details
When: January 8–29, 2020
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This highly interactive course lets participants work in small teams to help understand the complexity of strategic planning and its challenges. Economic developers must build consensus among board members, stakeholders and the community as a whole, creating a unified vision for the future. Learn techniques to build consensus among stakeholders who represent different values and interests. Also, participants will learn the quantitative techniques used to better understand their... Details
When: February 6–7, 2020
Where: Tampa, FL
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Jackson's Bistro 
601 S. Harbour Island Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33602

Transportation will be provided – bus departs from Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Lobby.

For questions or to make any dietary requests please contact Katie Krieger at kkrieger@iedconline.org.

When: February 8, 2020
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Attend IEDC's 2020 Leadership Summit to explore social impact strategies and their ability to transform the economic well-being of communities everywhere.

At the 2020 IEDC Leadership Summit, economic development professionals will engage with thought leaders and peers who have implemented or are developing innovative approaches to addressing pressing social challenges as part of their economic growth strategy. Through keynote and plenary sessions, breakout sessions and tours, ... Details
When: February 9–11, 2020
Where: Tampa, FL
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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: February 25–26, 2020
Where: Baltimore, MD
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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, website design, and current trends in... Details
When: February 27–28, 2020
Where: Baltimore, MD
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This course teaches the core components of bringing 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 business. They will also explore how to facilitate exports in their community, with an emphasis on how existing federal and state programs can assist. The course... Details
When: March 10–31, 2020
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This interactive course presents the core components of a BRE program and why the concerns of local businesses need to be actively addressed. By building an understanding of business visitation techniques and survey methods, practitioners will be able to clearly gauge their community's business climate. Learn the "red flags" that may indicate a company is looking to move elsewhere, and learn how to structure an effective technical assistance program to respond to business concerns.... Details
When: March 26–27, 2020
Where: Buffalo, NY