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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.   

- 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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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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We are living through truly unprecedented times during which social, race and health issues are converging in a way that has everyone's attention. How do we make sure that we come out on the other side of these combined issues better than where we started? In this IEDC supported third installment of the Great Reset webinar series, we will explore the issue of race disparity in the pandemic response, business success and entrepreneurship. More specifically, our panelists will delve... Details
When: August 11, 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: August 13–14, 2020
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Recent events have created a great deal of turmoil in international trade and investment.  Over the last 18 months, trade tariffs and recently COVID-19 have prompted many companies to rethink their global supply chain.  In July, we will see the implementation of the United States – Mexico - Canada Agreement (USMCA), continuing and expanding the free trade conditions of NAFTA.  All three of these events will push North American companies to reevaluate, make operational changes, and... Details
When: August 13, 2020
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In the post-COVID world, economic developers will need to utilize all the tools available to bring their economies back. Special Economic Zones (SEZs) including Foreign Trade Zones, Opportunity Zones, and Enterprise Zones, can help the local economies recover, especially when they are used in tandem to build value. In this webinar, you’ll learn from experts about how to make the most of the zones you have, as well as how legislatures should protect, and possibly expand, the benefit... Details
When: August 17, 2020
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From winery tours to state and regional parks and from local makers fairs to farmers markets, agritourism and ecotourism blend just the right amounts of entertainment, education, and business. All communities have agritourism and ecotourism resources -- are you leveraging yours to their greatest potential? Supporting these resources in turn supports local entrepreneurs, placemaking, business retention & expansion, marketing & attraction, and workforce development -- pretty much every ... Details
When: August 20, 2020
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Join Tracye McDaniel, president of TIP Strategies and past chair of the International Economic Development Council, and Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of PolicyLink, in a candid conversation about the state of our economy and the pandemic's devastating impact on communities of color. Tracye and Angela will also explore what can be learned from the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, and how we can build more equitable local... Details
When: August 24, 2020
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If you were to ask experienced economic developers about the start of their careers, many would respond with, "If only I had known..."  This YP-focused webinar will feature three young professionals who have reached executive positions at their respective organizations. Find out what they've learned along the way that they wish they knew when they started their career. Tips include how they've navigated age bias, how they made the transition from education to the workplace, and more. ... Details
When: September 10, 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 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... Details
When: September 17–18, 2020
Where: Baltimore, MD
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The data is clear: immigrant investors and entrepreneurs offer significant contributions to our local, regional and national economy. Communities with programs that support their immigrant neighbors’ integration into their economy are reaping the benefits. How can your community develop and implement initiatives that bring immigrants into the fold? We’ll explore this question through real-world examples of how it is being done right... Details
When: September 17, 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 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... Details
When: September 22–23, 2020
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The Economic Development Academy meets the certification requirements for the Real Estate Development and Reuse and the Neighborhood Development  Strategies courses. These courses can be... Details
When: September 22–25, 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 practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to complement current neighborhood development theory. Participants will learn how to identify the... Details
When: September 24–25, 2020