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Join IEDC throughout 2020 for a year's worth of online professional development on emerging topics and trends from the profession's leading voices. IEDC's 2020 webinar series offers 12 webinars on a broad range of current topics, including Opportunity Zones, the night economy, entrepreneurship, and real estate, among others.  

- January 23: Drawn Together: Arts & Economic Development
- February 20: Making the Most of Your Opportunity (Zone)
- March 19: Revitalization... Details
When: January 23 – December 17, 2020
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Join IEDC throughout 2020 for a year's worth of online professional development on emerging topics and trends from the profession's leading voices. IEDC's 2020 webinar series offers 12 webinars on a broad range of current topics, including Opportunity Zones, the night economy, entrepreneurship, and real estate, among others.  

Select 6 of the following 12 webinars when you register:  

- January 23: Drawn Together: Arts & Economic Development
- February 20: Making... Details
When: January 23 – December 17, 2020
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IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world's best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year's most influential leaders. These 34 awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Winners are recognized at IEDC's Annual Conference in Dallas, TX.

There are three steps to the IEDC Awards submission process:

1.Pay for... Details
When: January 31 – May 22, 2020
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These awards recognize outstanding leaders in the public and private sectors who are advancing economic development in their communities.

There are three steps to the IEDC Awards submission process:

1.Pay for submission(s)
2.Fill in submission form with code received in payment confirmation email*... Details
When: January 31 – May 22, 2020
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Economic developers regularly encounter situations that require sound judgment and strength of character. Saying no is not always easy, but it may be the right thing to do. No theoretical lecture, this webinar will focus on real life ethical situations faced by economic developers where your decisions could mean the difference between success and failure in your career and life. Learn about:

- Essential instruction on ethics in economic development
- Tools to foster a... Details
When: April 9, 2020
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The COVID-19 epidemic has brought a lot of uncertainty to economic developers and the communities and businesses we serve. Some of this uncertainty can be relieved by utilizing technology tools to understand how the virus will impact your community, such as where to concentrate resources and which businesses are in need. Internal organizational uncertainty must also be addressed, as social distancing has required transition to teleworking systems and virtual group meeting... Details
When: April 13, 2020
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Foundations and grant-awarding organizations have dedicated funds available for community and economic development. Accessing those funds can sometimes seem too onerous an endeavor, but you may be walking away from real money. This webinar will share case studies and best practices for both accessing and using philanthropic resources for your economic development projects and goals.

When: April 16, 2020
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Communities everywhere are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Economic developers, Chambers and businesses of all sizes are wondering what's next? When can we start talking about recovery?

We invite you to join our free IEDC supported Webinar entitled: The Great Reset – Strategies and Data for Recovery, moderated by Steven Jast, President & CEO of ROI Research on Investment/Gazelle.ai. Our expert panel will address how your EDO can lead your community through the new... Details
When: April 21, 2020

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Please note: Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of registrants and instructors, IEDC has made the decision to shift this course from in-person to online. 

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,... Details
When: April 23–24, 2020
Where: DC
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Please note: Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of registrants and instructors, IEDC has made the decision to shift this course from in-person to online. 

This practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to complement 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... Details
When: April 30 – May 1, 2020
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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: May 5–26, 2020
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Please note: Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of registrants and instructors, IEDC has made the decision to shift this course from in-person to online. 

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... Details
When: May 7–8, 2020
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Please note: Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of registrants and instructors, IEDC has made the decision to shift this course from in-person to online. 

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... Details
When: May 14–15, 2020
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You've got a strategic plan and a marketing plan. The job descriptions, budgets, and year-end financials are ready. As the accreditation application comes together, you can't help but wonder what the reviewers might think about your materials. What are they looking for when they read the documentation? Is there something you should include to make it stand out? What are the expectations for the site visit?

On Thursday, May 14, join AEDO application reviewers for an honest... Details
When: May 14, 2020
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Myth: a thriving evening and night time economy means a bar or music venue on every corner.  Fact: a night economy includes a regulated and planned strategy, and respects both those who prefer quiet and those who like to go out. Evening and night time economies create towns and cities that are vibrant and sustainable for all genders, ages, and cultures. Discover how your community can build and support its own night... Details
When: May 21, 2020