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IEDC Announces 2018 National #EconDevWeek Official Celebration Dates: May 7–12, 2018

The International Economic Development Council has announced official celebration dates for its third National Economic Development Week campaign. 2018 campaigns will occur from May 7–12. The official campaign Hashtags are #EconDevWeek #EDW2018 and #QualityofLife. More than 170 communities and 188 organizations across North America celebrated more»

Three important roles that community colleges play in economic diversification

Three new papers were developed to explore the various ways that community colleges aid the economic diversification of their service areas. The papers were developed in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, with funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, to support economic diversification efforts in communities more»

2018 IEDC Annual Conference: Call For Session Proposals

The 2018 IEDC Annual Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from September 30 - October 3, 2018 . This is an opportunity to highlight success stories, lessons learned, share cutting-edge ideas, and engage your colleagues at the premier event for economic development practitioners. IEDC is calling on you to help build the Annual Conference program. We more»

British Columbia seeks economic recovery volunteers for communities impacted by wildfires

Photo credit: CBC News British Columbia is experiencing unusually large wildfires that are displacing residents and forcing businesses to close. As of Monday, an estimated 40,000 people have been ordered to evacuate from their homes. The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) has initiated its Economic Disaster Recovery Program, and more»

Amazing Turnout, Standout Campaigns During 2017 Economic Development Week

More than 170 communities and 188 organizations across North America celebrated Economic Development Week with a variety of great campaigns from May 8-13. The goal of Economic Development Week (EDW) is to highlight the significant contributions and impacts that economic development and economic developers have on communities. Economic development is a set more»

Three U.S. Cabinet Officials Address More Than 300 Economic Development Professionals at FED Forum

Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce , Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Linda McMahon, Small Business Administrator, addressed attendees of IEDC’s FED Forum last week. FED Forum, the only annual conference focused exclusively on federal economic development programs and policies, was held April 9-11 at the Washington more»

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, Welcomes You to IEDC 2017 Annual Conference

The Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, shared a special message with IEDC, inviting you to join us in Toronto for 2017 Annual Conference. As the first Annual Conference held outside the United States, this year will be especially crucial to attend. In the Premier’s letter, she highlights Toronto as a place where the world likes to do business, with more»

The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, Governor of Arkansas Welcomes You to the Natural State for IEDC’s Economic Future Forum

2017 Economic Future Forum is heading to Little Rock June 4-6, and the Governor of Arkansas invites you to come along. In a special letter added to the Economic Future Forum website, the Honorable Asa Hutchinson describes the economic development successes in Arkansas in recent years, including $3 billion in new capital investment and a historically low more»

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