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Data Driven Success in the New Year

Date: January 17, 2019

Time:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Price:  $95 for IEDC members, $135 for Nonmembers

Registration Deadline: January 17 at 11:00 am ET

Instructions will be emailed on Tuesday, January 15

Last date to request a refund or cancel registration: Monday, January 7

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org


Start your year off on the right foot! Identify key data points and performance metrics to track your performance progress throughout 2019. How should you assess your community's economic health in order to plan for the future. Examine examples of how data-driven decisions and planning has yielded success. Discuss how best to connect data with strategic goals, including how to track them and how to share them with your stakeholders.




Tim Chase, CEcD, FM
National Sales Manager
Georgetown, TX

In September 2017 Mr. Chase was named National Sales Manager for ProTrackPlus, a software program used by economic development organizations to track active projects, manage contacts and report activities. The tool measures the overall success of an economic development program and provides customized dashboards to maximize communication with stakeholders. In August 2015 Mr. Chase became the President and CEO of the Hutto Economic Development Corporation (HEDC). Hutto is a community in the north Austin/Round Rock MSA and is charged with accelerating the growth of export industries and thereby increase the non-residential tax base. In February of 2013 Mr. Chase was named President of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition. In assuming this new role he managed the strategic direction for retention, recruitment, and expansion for the 637,989 population MSA and marketing for a nine county region in South Central Kansas. In May 2001 Mr. Chase was named President and CEO of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce and Industry after having served as its Vice President of Economic Development since 1999. The Chamber provides economic development, workforce development, military affairs, and community-wide marketing services for the City. In May 1988 Mr. Chase became the first Executive Director of the Dixon Industrial Development Association (DIDA) located in Dixon, Illinois. The DIDA was a countywide organization charged with building wealth throughout Lee County, Illinois. Prior to his career in economic development Mr. Chase worked in retail for twelve years as manager of three full-line department stores, and served four years in the U. S. Navy repairing and maintaining aircraft ground support equipment. Mr. Chase has been a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) since 1988 concluding three terms on their Board of Directors in 2017. He has also participated in the Economic Development Research Partnership (EDRP) a sub-group of IEDC and Co-chaired the Metric project in 2014 titled “Making it Count” and Chaired the “Incentives in the 21st Century” project published in 2015. Past Involvements: Mr. Chase has been active on the Boards of EDOs, chambers of commerce in Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Texas. He is a past Dean for the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and has been on staff for over 20 years as an instructor and mentor. In April of 1993, he received the first “Outstanding New Economic Developer” award given by the American Economic Development Council (AEDC). He acquired his Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) in 1994 and in May of 2001 Mr. Chase was named a Fellow Member (FM) of the IEDC for his work in the field of training and education related to economic. Mr. Chase is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer, and author on the topics of economic development metrics, community development, strategic planning, infrastructure, sales, and marketing.


Instructions and Technology

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-- a supported sound card
-- speakers or headphones
-- a microphone (for speaking during the conference)


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• Broadband Internet connection

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Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy

• Refunds are available with cancellation until Monday, January 7. There are no refunds for cancellations received after Monday, January 7.

• All cancellations must be received in writing by email, fax or mail to Cherrika Gordon (e-mail: cgordon@iedconline.org / fax (202) 223-4745). Cancellations by phone are not accepted.

• All cancellations and requests for a refund after Monday, January 7 need to be submitted in writing to Cherrika Gordon and will be considered on a case by case basis. There is no guarantee of a refund or credit after Monday, January 7 and each will be given consideration under unforeseen circumstances.


Attend Web Seminars and Earn Recertification Credits from the Comfort of Your Office

We understand that CEcDs have a constant yearning to grow and improve their knowledge and expertise in economic development. Therefore, the IEDC web seminars have been approved as professional development programs for recertification. The web seminars provide a convenient and cost-effective online environment for economic developers to learn about cutting-edge research, techniques, and tools that are prevalent in the field.

CEcDs participating in a minimum of three (3) web seminars during a three-year recertification cycle can now earn recertification credits. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact certification@iedconline.org.