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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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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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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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Every two years, IEDC hosts our most popular webinar series on the latest in digital marketing. 2019's series will take a fundamental look at the emerging technologies and new standards that will shape the future of how we communicate to our audiences. From cutting-edge topics ranging from artificial intelligence to search engine optimization (SEO) to privacy, this year's series offers an accessible way for every economic development professional to understand and implement useable... Details
When: September 25 – November 6, 2019
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Looking to give a tour of your main street attractions, or draw attention to your communities’ hidden gems? Want to showcase available properties and investment opportunities? Augmented (AR) and virtual (VR) reality are revolutionizing the way businesses and locations connect with people around the world.  AR and VR technologies offer unique, experiential marketing opportunities, giving clients and individuals an immersive product experience from any location. Join us for this... Details
When: September 25, 2019
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With the internet's growing role in our daily lives, privacy is becoming more important and more complicated. Now with the introduction of GDPR (the EU's sweeping data privacy legislation),  for businesses and marketers, new questions arise: where is the line between spam and effective communications techniques? How much personal information can be collected and shared, and what are your responsibilities? This webinar will discuss customer privacy and legislation compliance, giving... Details
When: October 2, 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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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the future of marketing, working constantly in the background to boost your organization’s competitive edge. From more personalized website experiences, to targeted advertising, to writing unique copy, AI can enhance your marketing efforts while reducing your workload and is gaining adoption across every sector and industry at an alarming rate. In this webinar, we will discuss what AI means for marketing your EDO and community and best practices for... Details
When: October 9, 2019
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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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As more and more of our IEDC volunteers during the past 20 years have participated in recovery efforts, there has been increased discussion of the need for resilience and mitigation strategies (building back stronger, strategic planning, economic diversification, regional strategies).

In this free workshop, we will discuss strategies economic developers have employed in economic recovery and in economic resilience in the short-term (Year 0-1,) medium term (Year 1-5) and... Details
When: October 16, 2019
Where: Indianapolis
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Let's face it: we don't all have the means to create dynamic websites like Apple. But that doesn't mean your organization has to settle for second best! Thankfully, technology has made it extremely practical for anyone to modify and update a website without the need for a web development background. Join us this fall as we discuss strategies for designing on platforms without breaking the bank, and for measuring and optimizing return on investment. We'll look at successful campaigns, ... Details
When: October 23, 2019
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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