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New Courses Online August - September

IEDC has shifted a number of training courses online in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Join us over the coming months for four virtual training courses, earn CEcD credits, and connect (from a distance) with peers and instructors: Workforce Development Strategies: August 6 - 7 Economic Development Marketing & Attraction: August 13 - 14 more»

RestoreYourEconomy.org Launches New Resource Page for Reopening

IEDC continues to update its disaster recovery resource hub, RestoreYourEconomy.org with research and news for economic developers grappling with the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our recently launched page, “Reopen Your Economy” shares resources for reopening across sectors and communities. Sources featured include IEDC more»

IEDC COVID-19 Webinar Series: Recaps, FAQs & Registration

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 23, IEDC began a series of free webinars to help the economic development profession address effects in their communities, and to spread the news about resources to do so. Access recordings, slides and summaries from previously aired webinars here, and register for upcoming webinars here.

IEDC Novel Coronavirus Response

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a global health emergency. The virus, now known as COVID-19, was first identified in January in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Confirmed cases are concentrated in China but have spread throughout Asia and more recently into Europe and other regions, including a small number in more»

IEDC Announces 2020 National #EconDevWeek Official Celebration Dates: May 4- 9, 2020

The International Economic Development Council has announced official celebration dates for its fifth Annual Economic Development Week campaign. 2020 campaigns will occur from May 4 - 9. The official campaign Hashtags are #EconDevWeek and #EDW2020. Get resources and tips for planning your campaign at iedconline.org/edw.

Countdown to #IEDCAnnual

This October, IEDC will host its Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas. The premier yearly gathering of economic developers representing communities around the world, this year’s conference will focus on building resilient and sustainable communities. The conference’s tracks will focus on five themes: leadership development, talent development, more»

2020 Webinar Series

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. Purchase an individual webinar more»

IEDC’s 2020 Professional Development Calendar is Live!

» Download the 2020 Professional Development brochure (PDF) Offered throughout the year around North America, our training courses are the leading source of education for professionals at all levels. Covering both key topics and specialized issues, courses are designed to be interactive with a focus on real life experiences, best practices, and tools more»

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