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IEDC is proud to offer the economic development community these webinars, research, and updates during this crisis at no cost to you. This does not mean, however, that they come at no cost to IEDC. We have invested considerable resources in both staff time, research, production, and technology to bring these items to you. If you are able, please consider contributing to help defray those costs -- any amount helps. Your contribution is appreciated and will help IEDC continue this... Details
When: April 10, 2020 – December 31, 2021
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Diane Lupke, CEcD, is the President of Lupke & Associates and a long-time member of IEDC. Lupke and Associates has worked in more than 75 communities to empower residents to recognize their assets and create change in their communities. Ms. Lupke is a past member of the Board of Directors of IEDC.

A strong advocate for economic development initiatives in distressed communities, Ms. Lupke founded an education scholarship fund for economic development professionals... Details
When: September 30, 2020 – December 31, 2021
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion programs are becoming an integral part of economic development objectives to create more prosperous and vibrant communities. These programs promote equitable access for all populations, explore inclusive models that utilize loan funds, technical assistance, and more. This webinar will showcase award-winning programs that promote economic equity and inclusion or provide increased access to government and community resources to underserved... Details
When: January 19, 2021
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Join IEDC throughout 2021 for a year's worth of online professional development on emerging topics and trends from the profession's leading voices. IEDC's 2021 webinar series offers 12 webinars on a broad range of current topics, including small town messaging, green economy, recreation economy, and successful partnership collaborations, among others.

With the increase in teleworking, we understand that webinar participants may no longer be able to participate together... Details
When: January 21 – December 9, 2021
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Join IEDC throughout 2021 for a year's worth of online professional development on emerging topics and trends from the profession's leading voices. IEDC's 2021 webinar series offers 12 webinars on a broad range of current topics, including small town messaging, green economy, recreation economy, and successful partnership collaborations, among others.

With the increase in teleworking, we understand that webinar participants may no longer be able to participate together... Details
When: January 21 – December 9, 2021
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We know marketing is not a one size fit all communities phenomenon. Small towns and rural communities all around the nation offer a unique story to live and work in their communities. To showcase those businesses, entertainment options, and endless economic potential, learn how to complement your existing efforts through newly proven best practices for marketing and attraction for your hidden gem of a... Details
When: January 21, 2021
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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: January 28–29, 2021
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The latest stimulus package offers new funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with expanded eligibility to include more 501(c)(6) nonprofits. New provisions extend greater flexibility on how funds can be used to sustain eligible economic development organizations, businesses, and other entities. But you don’t have to start from scratch -- your peers at 501(c)6 organizations who have already participated in the PPP can help you. In this webinar, representatives from IEDC... Details
When: January 28, 2021
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This hands-on course presents business financing tools and available private financing options, as well as how the public sector can complement bank financing. You will learn how to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs and increased productivity. Course participants will also perform credit analysis by determining how well a company buys and sells to make a profit. Learn how to read financial reports, financial statements, ... Details
When: February 3–5, 2021
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The CEcD Exam Essentials workshop will provide attendees with a complete overview of the Certified Economic Developer exam process and provide you with tools and techniques that can be used for preparing for the certification exam. This workshop is a requirement for individuals who are planning to sit for the certification exam. The CEcD Exam Essentials Workshop is free of charge, but registration is... Details
When: February 11, 2021
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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: February 18–19, 2021
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Downtowns today look very different from a year ago. Some changes are temporary, while others may prove more lasting. How has your community adapted and what are some changes that you might want to keep? Join our discussion on how downtowns have weathered the past year and how some communities are planning for the future.

When: February 18, 2021
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The need for this guidebook has been highlighted by the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on small businesses owned by minority populations. Research has found that 41 percent of Black-owned  businesses—some 440,000 enterprises—have been shuttered by COVID-19, compared to just 17 percent of white-owned businesses. Asian, Latinx, and women-owned businesses similarly suffered higher losses or closed for good.  

The research will include best practice examples on ways... Details
When: February 25, 2021
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IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards program highlights the world's most innovative economic development marketing materials, influential leaders, programs and partnerships. IEDC honors recipients at its Annual Conference each year. Join this webinar to: 

- Gain ideas for eligible projects and programs 
- Understand how to submit a complete entry 
- Ask your tough questions to an award recipient 
- Hear from a judge on the evaluation... Details
When: March 4, 2021
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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: March 11–12, 2021