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2018 IEDC Virtual Learning Opportunities

IEDC produces dozens of virtual learning opportunities each year that you and your colleagues can participate in to stay at the top of the profession.


Cultivating a Great Outdoor Recreation Economy

Thursday, April 12 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Gone are the days when outdoor activities are limited by location or targeted towards a specific demographic.Today, tourists of all ages and backgrounds are traveling near and far to experience outdoor excitement. And it’s not just tourists. Local residents are also seizing the opportunities available in their own backyards to bike, raft, boat, ski, hike, and more. As millions of consumers enjoy outside activities, is your community building a lively and fun recreation economy that will attract even more? Did you know that this segment of the economy generates billions of dollars every year, and that as this money is recirculated into the economy, the demand for jobs, businesses, and related industries grows? This webinar will help your team understand how to grow commercial and tourism industries that boost and sustain the outdoor recreation economy.


Strengthening Your Workforce and Economic Development Partnerships

Thursday, May 17 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

A strengthened workforce is an essential component of any community’s economic development plans. Sustaining a viable workforce helps promote the growth and longevity of current and future businesses and industries. Achieving this entails strong collaborative efforts between economic development organizations and their community’s workforce partners, including stakeholders such as businesses and educational institutions. This webinar will focus on innovative strategies for creating the right economic and workforce development partnerships. You’ll hear tactics for implementing the most effective partnership frameworks.