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March 09, 2017

IEDC Announces Dates for 2017 Economic Development Week - May 8-13, 2017

February 07, 2017

500 Economic Development Leaders Discuss Inclusion, Creative Industries & Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

January 30, 2017

81 Percent of Economic Developers Say Economic Inclusion of High Importance, Survey Says

January 29, 2017

New Report Finds Regional Economic Development Strategies Can Foster Economic Growth

January 29, 2017

Economic Developers to Tour Key Jacksonville Development Sites

January 29, 2017

Top Priorities for Senior Economic Developers to Address in 2017

January 29, 2017

Top-Tier Executives to Speak at Annual Gathering of Senior-Level Economic Developers

December 21, 2016

Economic Development Senior Leaders to Discuss Top Priorities for 2017

November 10, 2016

Workforce Manual Emphasizes Working-Learning Ecosystems as Key to Closing Skills Gaps

October 17, 2016

The International Economic Development Council’s Economic Development Research Partners Program Releases Report on Economic Opportunity in Economic Development

October 17, 2016

New Study Finds Benefits to Philanthropy-Led Economic Development International Economic Development Council Publishes Report on Partnerships Between Foundations and Economic Development Organizations

October 4, 2016

The International Economic Development Council Presents Excellence in Economic Development Awards

October 4, 2016

International Economic Development Council Announces Chair Elections at 2016 Annual Conference

September 14, 2016

IEDC Releases Report on Data Use in Economic Development

September 14, 2016

Estimated 1,500 Economic Development Professionals to Attend Conference in Cleveland

August 05, 2016

Economic Developers to Help Restore Nature Reservation in Cleveland

May 09, 2016

IEDC Celebrates Economic Development Week from May 8-14, 2016

February 24, 2016

IEDC President & CEO Calls upon Governors to Promote Economic Development Week

February 16, 2016

IEDC Celebrates Economic Development Week from May 814

February 3, 2016

International Economic Development Council and Economic Developers Association of Canada Sign Memorandum of Understanding

January 25, 2016

Local and National Officials Speak at Economic Developers’ Gathering

January 24, 2016

400 Plus Economic Developers in New Orleans for IEDC’s 2016 Leadership Summit

January 24, 2016

Largest Economic Development Professional Membership Organization Influences Global Community for Nine Decades

January 7, 2016

Coverage Request Economic Development Executives to Convene in New Orleans to Discuss Roles in Achieving Economic Growth

December 29, 2015

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is hosting its Leadership Summit Jan. 22-24 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA.

October 23, 2015

Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils and the International Economic Development Council Sign Memorandum of Understanding

October 22, 2015

Hong Kong Trade Development Council and International Economic Development Council Sign Memorandum of Understanding

October 13, 2015

Over 150 Economic Development Professionals and Organizations from 33 States Recognized During IEDC’s 2015 Annual Conference

October 13, 2015

Over 1,100 Economic Developers Convene in Alaska to Discuss National and International Priorities

July 29, 2015

White House to Host Forum on Economic Development

July 28, 2015

Dennis G. Coleman Acknowledged with Special Economic Development Designation

June 29, 2015

IEDC Releases Report on Incentives for the Twenty-First Century

June 18, 2015

IEDC and UEDA Announce Workshop on Collaboration with Higher Education Institutions

June 3, 2015

IEDC 2015 Economic Future Forum: The Ingredients for Success

June 2, 2015

IEDC Releases Report on Engaging a Young and Diverse Workforce in the Profession

May 28, 2015

IEDC and JPMorgan Chase Partner on FDI and Exports Education Training

April 1, 2015

Federal Economic Development Forum Concludes with in-depth Discussion On the Future of Workforce Development

March 30, 2015

Paul Webster Receives Leadership Award

March 30, 2015

Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan Receives Leadership Award

March 30, 2015

Christopher Masingill of the Delta Regional Authority Receives Leadership Award

March 26, 2015

IEDC Releases Report on Workforce Development Strategies for Economic Developers

March 23, 2015

Economic Developers Alberta and the International Economic Development Council Sign Professional Certification Memorandum of Understanding

February 26, 2015

Bollinger Foundation Seeks Nominations for Scholarship Grants

February 24, 2015

IEDC's Emily Brown Wins 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development

February 4, 2015

IEDC Releases Comprehensive Leadership Study for Executive Economic Development Practitioners

January 13, 2015

IEDC Releases Report on Effectively Using and Measuring Incentives

October 29, 2014

IEDC Announces Chair Elections at 2014 Annual Conference

October 28, 2014

IEDC Announces Prominent Award Winners at 2014 Annual Conference

October 27, 2014

Mayor Hazel Mccallion Receives Special Economic Development Designation

October 21, 2014

IEDC and JPMorgan Chase Partner on FDI and Exports Education Training

October 15, 2014

Coverage Request Nation's Top Economic Developers to Gather in Fort Worth to Address New Strategies for Creating Jobs and Building Local Wealth

August 6, 2014

Workforce Development Stakeholders Gather in Washington D.C.

August 4, 2014

White House to Host Forum on Economic Development

June 24, 2014

User-Friendly Tool Launched to Help Economies Recover after Disasters

May 29, 2014

Conference Coverage Request: Economic Diversity, Innovation, and Workforce Quality: Critical Building Blocks of a Globally Competitive Region

March 21, 2014

What Does the Future Hold for Economic Development? New Paper from IEDC Provides Insight

March 20, 2014

IEDC Announces New VP of Knowledge Management

March 20, 2014

Nation's Top Federal Leaders in Economic Development to Gather in Washington, DC for Federal Economic Development Forum

February 18, 2014

IEDC Report: New Briefing on Case Studies in Small Business Finance Following a Disaster

February 17, 2014

IEDC Publishes Groundbreaking Report on Economic Development Metrics

February 12, 2014

Sharon Harper Receives Leadership Award

January 27, 2014

Coverage Request: International Economic Development Council’s Leadership Summit

December 23, 2013

International Economic Development Council Hires Chief Administrative Officer

December 4, 2013

St. Louis Mosaic Project Launches Networking Program; Becomes First U.S. City to Leverage Successful Referral Program

November 18, 2013

IEDC Report: New Report Shows that Collaboration Improves Workforce Development

October 25, 2013

Jerry Sucharyna First in British Columbia to Receive CEcD

October 23, 2013

British Columbia Economic Development Association and the International Economic Development Council Sign Professional Certification Memorandum of Understanding

October 22, 2013

International Economic Development Council Awards Certified Economic Developer Status to Top Ontario Professionals

October 18, 2013

International Economic Development Council Announces Chair Elections at 2013 Annual Conference

October 16, 2013

Robert Brindley Becomes First Canadian Certified Economic Developers Under new Agreement with IEDC

October 15, 2013

International Economic Development Council Announces Prominent Award Winners at 2013 Annual Conference

October 10, 2013

International Economic Development Council and Economic Developers Council of Ontario Sign Professional Certification Memorandum of Understanding

October 1, 2013

Coverage Request - Nation's Top Economic Developers to Gather in Philadelphia

July 10, 2013

IEDC Releases Report on Economic Development Impacts of Immigration as Congress Debates Comprehensive Immigration Reform

June 4, 2013

Conference Coverage Request: Leveraging Unique Regional Assets to Compete Globally: Spurring Job Creation through Cluster Development and Transformation

May 7, 2013

IEDC Names GREATER MSP's Michael Langley Co-Chair of Economic Development Research Partners

April 23, 2013

International Economic Development Council Presents Deputy Secretary of Commerce, the Honorable Dr. Rebecca M. Blank, with the 2013 Federal Leadership in Economic Development Programs Award

April 23, 2013

Senator James Inhofe Awarded International Economic Development Council's 2013 Congressional Leadership Award

April 10, 2013

Nation's Top Economic Developers to Gather in Washington, DC for Federal Economic Development Forum

March 14, 2013

IEDC Member Meets with Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship to Discuss Economic Development and Disaster Recovery

January 25, 2013

Coverage Request: IEDC’s Leadership Summit

October 10, 2012

IEDC Announces Prominent Award Winners at 2012 Annual Conference

September 26, 2012

IEDC Re-Launches RestoreYourEconomy.org Website to Assist in Disaster Recovery

September 18, 2012

Coverage Request: IEDC’s Annual Conference

June 7, 2012

IEDC Members Urge Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act

May 24, 2012

Coverage Request: IEDC’s Spring Conference

March 19, 2012

IEDC Awards Rep Visclosky with Economic Development Leadership Award

March 6, 2012

IEDC is Now Accepting Entries for the Excellence in Economic Development Awards

February 21, 2012

IEDC Releases Report on Manufacturing as President Obama Declares Sector a Top Economic Priority

January 23, 2012

Coverage Request: IEDC’s Leadership Summit

October 17, 2011

IEDC to Hold Web Seminar on Accessing Capital for Growth Companies

September 28, 2011

IEDC Announces Chair Elections & Prominent Award Winners at 2011 Annual Conference

September 13, 2011

IEDC Surveys Member Organizations to Gather Ideas for Solving America's Job Crisis

September 1, 2011

Coverage Request: IEDC Annual Conference

July 27, 2011

IEDC Annual Conference Coming to Charlotte, NC

May 24, 2011

Coverage Request: IEDC's Spring Conference

March 10, 2011

IEDC Adopts Code of Ethics for Economic Development Professionals

March 7, 2011

Coverage Request: IEDC's Federal Economic Development Forum

January 18, 2011

Coverage Request: IEDC's Leadership Summit

August 26, 2010

Coverage Request: IEDC's Annual Conference

June 3, 2010

Coverage Request: IEDC's How You Build It Conference

April 8, 2010

Federal Leadership in Economic Development Award Given to Senator George Voinovich at 2010 Federal Economic Development Forum

April 8, 2010

Coverage Request: IEDC's Federal Economic Development Forum

February 25, 2010

International Economic Development Council Testifies in Support of the Reauthorization of the Economic Development Administration

January 21, 2010

Coverage Request: IEDC's Leadership Summit

December 15, 2009

IEDC Past Chair Rick Weddle to Testify Before the US Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy

November 3, 2009

Jeffrey Finkle announced as Honorary Guest at Flax Trust/America Annual Event

September 17, 2009

Coverage Request: IEDC's Annual Conference

September 8, 2009

IEDC President & CEO Jeff Finkle Joins Board of Climate Prosperity, Inc.

July 14, 2009

Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to Headline IEDC Annual Conference October 4-7, 2009 in Reno, Nevada

May 28, 2009

Media Advisory: XXVI Internatonal Association of Science Parks (IASP) World Conference in Raleigh, NC, June 1-4, 2009

March 17, 2009

Federal Leadership in Economic Development Award Given to Senator Mary Landrieu at 2009 Federal Economic Development Forum

March 9, 2009

IEDC Board Secretary/Treasurer to Testify In Support of Economic Development Administration Reauthorization

March 5, 2009

Coverage Request: IEDC's Federal Economic Development Forum

January 16, 2009

Coverage Request: IEDC's Leadership Summit

November 25, 2008

Ian Bromley to Chair International Economic Development Council

October 20, 2008

International Economic Development Council and GIS Planning Inc. Announce Business Partnership