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It’s here! The 2019 Economic Development Week is May 6-11, 2019.

Created by the International Economic Development Council in 2016, the goal of Economic Development Week (EDW) is to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life in communities everywhere. Economic Development Week includes activities in communities large and small designed to highlight the importance of economic development and the good work that economic developers do every day.


Looking for ideas to celebrate Economic Development Week?

Get involved and take part in the celebration by downloading the #EDW2019 Toolkit and access:

• Special ways to engage your elected officials
• Press release templates
• Electronic and print advertising templates
• City, county, and state resolutions templates
• Social media marketing sample promotional messaging
• Event ideas
• #EconDevWeek Excellence in Economic Development Week Awards details
Championing Economic Development resources
• And much, much more!

You can also watch our #EconDevWeek primer for tips and tricks on how to make your #EDW2019 the most effective celebration possible.

Get started now and create awareness for the value that the economic development profession brings to your community.

Have questions about #EconDevWeek? Email Tanner Bokor, IEDC Manager of Marketing & Communications at tbokor@iedconline.org.