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2017 Salary Survey of Economic Development Professionals

2017 Salary and Demographic Survey of Economic Development ProfessionalsYear after year, IEDC's Salary Survey of Economic Development Professionals has remained the industry standard reference for compensation, demographic, and professional activity information. Data from thousands of economic development professionals make this an authoritative report of exacting detail.

All of this valuable information is available digitally. Also new this year, Canadian practitioners have the option of purchasing a report that includes country-specific data only.

Survey participants: Order the 2017 Salary Survey
Non-participants: Order the 2017 Salary Survey
Order the Canadian Version of the 2017 Salary Survey

Survey participant price: $100
IEDC member price: $150
Non-member price: $250


Beyond the Survey: How EDOs Add Value through Business Retention and Expansion

Business retention and expansion (BRE) is a core practice of economic development, but its execution has evolved considerably in recent years. Reliance on surveying and periodic outreach continues, but where changes are most being seen is in a variety of new value-added models to address business needs. To understand what BRE looks like today, IEDC's in-house think tank, the Economic Development Research Partners, conducted a survey to determine how economic developers are delivering growth-enabling services to local businesses and demonstrating value to stakeholders. The paper presents the results of the survey, modern best practices, how EDOs are measuring the value of the programs, case studies of impactful programs, and recommendations for how to make the most of expansion and retention achievements.

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Place Matters: The Role of Placemaking in Economic Development

Placemaking is a community and economic development strategy that seeks to use local assets to create appealing and unique places where people want to live, work, and play. For communities that have transitioned from economies centered around commodities and natural resources to economies centered on knowledge, quality of place has become a key differentiator in being able to recruit and retain talent. EDRP's new research examines how economic development benefits from placemaking and provides examples of transformational projects that range from single buildings to neighborhoods and regions.

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Complete Set of IEDC Training Manuals

Purchase all of the training course manuals in one click. The entire set is specially priced so that you save over 15% when you order the set of 12 manuals through the IEDC Bookstore. Never before has it been so easy to learn so much.

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