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It’s here! The 2020 Economic Development Week is May 4-9, 2020.

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.

A Remotely Awesome Economic Development Week

View IEDC's schedule of events during EDW 2020

Economic Development Week Webinars and Salon Discussions

 

Monday, May 4

3:00-4:30 PM ET - Webinar: The Bottom-Line: How to Fund Your Organization Through the Pandemic and Beyond

 

Monday, May 4

4:30-5:30 PM ET - Salon Discussion: Partnerships on a Regional Level

 
 

Tuesday, May 5

3:00-4:30 PM ET - Webinar: Reinforce Your Small Businesses and Commercial Districts

 

Tuesday, May 5

4:30-5:30 PM ET - Salon Discussion: Economic Development on a State/Provincial Level

 
 

Wednesday, May 6

3:00-4:30 PM ET - Webinar: Rethinking BR&E in the COVID-19 Era

 

Wednesday, May 6

4:30-5:30 PM ET - Salon Discussion: Workforce Engagement

 
 

Thursday, May 7

3:30 PM ET - #EconDevTalks: Answers at 3:30 PM ET

 

Thursday, May 7

4:30-5:30 PM ET - Salon Discussion: Emerging Entities in Economic Development

 
 

Friday, May 8

3:00-4:30 PM ET - Webinar: Measuring Economic Development Impact and Storytelling - Best Practices to Gain Grant Dollars

 

Friday, May 8

4:30-5:30 PM ET - Salon Discussion: City/Municipal Economic Departments

 


Looking for ideas to celebrate Economic Development Week?

Get involved and take part in the celebration by downloading the #EDW2020 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 #EDW2020 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 Hannah Chertock at hchertock@iedconline.org.