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2016 Annual Conference

Workshop: BRE: 30 Years of Community Economic Impact

Ontario's Business Retention + Expansion Program by Rick Berthiaume
BRE: 30 Years of Community Economic Impact Innovations Panel by Nancy Bowen-Ellzey
BRE: 30 Years of Community Economic Impact Innovation Panel: Mobile Application by David Civittolo
BR&E Innovations from Minnesota by Michael Darger
Lighten the Load by David J. Myers
The City of Strongsville by Brent Painter
Jumpstart-Business Retention and Expansion: Innovations Panel by Will Warren

Workshop: Building a Rock-Solid Board-CEO Partnership

Building High-Impact Board-Chief Executive Leadership by Doug Eadie and Kurt Foreman

Chutes and Ladders: The New Rules of the Game for Up Skilling Workers

Advance NEO by Paul Boulier

Connecting Workforce and Economic Development through Homeownership Efforts

Wilmington Succeeds by Jan Blohm
Grant For Grads by Tim Eckerle
Economic Development Homesteading by Christian Schock

What's Yours is Mine: The Sharing Economy

Broad Characteristics of the Sharing Economy by Rodolfo Telles

International Showcase: Lessons from Abroad

Smart Specialisation in Europe And in Latin America by Jaime del Castillo
Contact by Minister Kuroda

A Decade of Finance Transformation: What Economic Developers Need to Know

North Carolina by Stewart J. Dickinson

Mega Marketing: Kicking Your Advertising Strategy into High Gear

Mega Marketing: Kicking Your Advertising Strategy into High Gear by Leah Woolford, Michael Mogill, and Peter Tokar

Federal Laboratories: Partners for Economic Development

Who are we, what do we do and why should you care? by Stephanie Cook
Connecting Manufacturers to World-class Expertise: MAGNET and NASA Glenn by Edward Nolan
Fermilab: An engine of innovation and economic growth around the heartland by Jayakar C. Thangaraj

Grey Be Gone: Giving Greyfields a New Life

Grey Be Gone by Kristen Fish
The Gilbert Heritage District by Dan Henderson

Developing City-to-City Partnerships

OCO Developing City-to-City Partnerships by Mark O'Connell
Developing City to City Partnerships by Tom Dodds
A trendsetter for innovative city alliances by Patrick McVeigh

Setting a High Bar: Best Practices from Leading AEDOs

AEDO Best Practice Performance Metrics by Dyan Brasington
What is the "Alliance?" by Traci Lutton

Faulty Perceptions, Economic Development Consequences

Lewiston Auburn Maine Perception V Reality in Community Brand by John Holden
Pittsburgh Region Overview"Faulty Perceptions" by David Ruppersberger
Orlando You Don't Know The Half of IT by Jennifer Wakefield

Operation Diversify: Preparing for a Reduction in Defense Spending

Operation Diversify: Preparing for a Reduction in Defense Spending by Daniel Glasson

Strategies for Inclusive Economic Development: New Research from IEDC's Economic Development Research Partners

Opportunity for All: Strategies for Inclusive Economic Development by Allison J.H. Thompson

International Exchange: Looking Abroad to Grow Your Local Economy

Tradeand Investment Switzerland by Caroline Blaser
Think Asia, Think Hong Kong by Ralph Chow

Mastering a Music City for Economic Development

The Mastering of a Music City by Amy Terrill

From the Ground Up: Economic Growth and Community Renewal

The Davinci Project by John Gower and Karen DeMasi
360 Degrees of Economic Development by Edward A. Nelson

How to Measure Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

An Untraditional View of Measurement by Penny Lewandowski
How to Measure Entrepreneurial Ecosystems by Merissa C. Piazza
Jumpstart by Caroline Taich

Why Transportation and Logistics?

Site Selection Factors by Jay Garner
Rural Ports: An Important Asset for Economic Development by Chad Miller
Transportation and Logistics Impact on Site Selection by Lindsey M. Myers

Ignite® IEDC

Ignite Presentation

Hosting Major Events: A Close Look at the Economic Development Impact

Economic Development Benefits of Hosting Mega Events by Brad Wright

Lessons from the Field: The Reshoring Experience

Welcome To The Long-Stanton Group by Daniel Cunningham
Made In America Seating by Darius Mir

Enticed by Arts and Culture: Driving Foot Traffic to the CBD

Top Strategies to Transform Your Downtown District by John Karras
3CDC by Steve Leeper
Creating the Framework and Structure for Arts and Culture to Thrive on Mainstreet by Victoria Stasiuk


2016 Future Forum

Opening Plenary Session: Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in the Tulsa Region

Challenging the Status Quo: Oklahoma Company Changing how the World 'Works' by Robin Smith

Boundless Opportunity: Aerospace and Aviation

Boundless Opportunity Aerospace and Aviation by Brian Dalke, CEcD
Boundless Opportunity: Aerospace and Aviation by Becca Hardin

Girl Power/Muscle Power: Diversifying the STEM Workforce

Girl Power by Sarah Linn

Tectonic Shifts: Economic Development in a Changing World

Ten Reasons Your Job Creation Efforts Are Going to Fail by Mark Lautman, CEcD, CRE
Tip Strategies by Jon M. Roberts
Ten Top Reasons Your JOb Creation Efforts Are Going to Fail

Dual Imperative: Using Healthcare as a Catalyst for Growth

Economic Impact of Healthcare in Louisville by Deana Epperly Karem
Marriage of Healthcare and Economic Development by Paul Umbach

Entrepreneurial Immigrants: Fostering Economic Development in Their Adopted Communities

Diversity by Slater Barr CEcD
WE Global Network by Steve Tobocman
St. Louis Mosaic Project Regional Prosperity Through Immigration & Innovation by Elizabeth Cohen

Keynote Luncheon: The Role of Place in Economic Development

George Kaiser Family Foundation by Kenneth Levit


Tourism is Economic Development by Linda H. DiMario
Cowley County Barn Quilt Trail by Kerri Falletti, CEcD
Welcome by Reet Gill
Chamber Champions Initiative by Chung Tan
Economic Development Trends to Consider by Joy Wilkins, CEcD

Afternoon Plenary Session: Driving Reshoring and Manufacturing Job Creation

It's On! by Joe Quinn

Undeniable Attraction: Being a Magnet for Corporate Headquarters

Invest Buffalo Niagara by Thomas A. Kucharski, CEcD
Downtown Cleveland Alliance by Joseph A. Marinucci, FM, HLM
Undeniable Attraction by Rick L. Weddle, FM, HLM

A Two-Way Street: Data Needs for Site Selectors and EDOs

A NEW STANDARD: Achieving Data Excellence in Economic Development

Intermodal Transport: Laying the Path for Economic Development Opportunities

Intermodal Transport by Vann Cunningham, Reid Dulberger, Curtis Spencer, and Melissa A. Ziegler, CEcD

Plenary Session: Partnerships to Support Economic Growth

Energy by Pierce Norton


2016 Federal Economic Development Forum

SelectUSA Summit Prep

Select USA Investment Summit

Making it Work: Elected Officials and Economic Development

How to work with Elected Officials by Jane Campbell
Athens County EDC by Lenny Eliason, MPA

Do You Fly-in?

Tulsa Regional Chamber Washington D.C. Fly-Ins by Mike Neal, CCE, CCD, HLM, IOM
Fly-in to DC by Marty Vanag

Pre-Plenary Session: State of Federal Economic Development

IEDC State of Federal Economic Development by Jeffrey Finkle, CEcD

Plenary Session: Infrastructure (Still) Won't Build Itself

America's Deficient Bridges: A State-by-State Comparison by Calandra Cruickshank

Breakout: Making Sure Your Community is the Next Big Thing

Strengthening Your Economic Development Cluster with Federal Laboratory Resources by Alex Cocoziello
EDA Serving the Continuum of Community Needs by Julie Lenzer
Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership by Carroll Thomas

Breakout: The Information Sensation is Sweeping the Nation!

The Information Sensation is Sweeping the Nation by Dr. Chris Chmura, PhD
Initiatives, Opportunities, Challenges Facing OEUS by Mark Loewenstein

Breakout: The Future of Incentives

Strategies for evaluating economic development incentives by Melissa Maynard

Early Bird Special: Federal Tools to Support Reshoring Companies

Federal Tools to Support Reshoring Companies by Mark Troppe


2016 Leadership Summit

IEDC Executive Leadership Roundtable

IEDC Executive Leadership Roundtable - Group A
IEDC Executive Leadership Roundtable - Group B

Opening Plenary Session

Resilience by Maura Donahue
Louisiana's Evolving Economy by Monty Sullivan

It Ain't Easy Getting the Green: Fundraising for Economic Development

Fundraising for Economic Development by Howard Benson
The Columbus Region by Chip Holcombe
Orlando Economic Development Commission by Rick Weddle
EDC Celebs by Rick Weddle
2016 Outlook Video by Rick Weddle

Teeny Tiny Real Estate Development: New Options for Live-Work-Play

SCAD PAD Big Ideas, Small Spaces by Ivan Chow
Micro Unit Presentation by Tim Leach
Making Change by Eve Picker

State of the Economic Development Industry

IEDC State of the Industry Report by Jeffrey Finkle

Celebrate the Baby Boomers: How Older Workers Are Invigorating Your Economy

The "40-Year-Old Intern" Corporate Reentry Interships by Carol Fishman Cohen
Kauffman Foundation by Michele Markey

Leadership Luncheon

Resilience: A Lesson for our Time by Patrick Quinlan

Joining Forces for Inclusive Economic Development

Inclusive Economic Development: A Clearwater Case Study by Geri Campos Lopez
Inclusive Economic Development by Jon Roberts

New Research: Infrastructure for Economic Competitiveness

IEDC Infrastructure Session by Kevin McKinnon
Critical Condition by Christine Nelson
Economic Development and Transportation Improvements by Glen Weisbrod


Welcome by Reet Gill

Retail as a Catalyst for Economic Development

Retail as a Catalyst for Economic Development by James Maurin

How to Innovate Like Apple

01 Innovate Like Apple by Ben Wright

Omniscient Economic Developer: Harnessing the Information of the Internet

IEDC Leadership Summit 2016 by Dean Whittaker

Plenary Session

The Port NOLA by Robert Landry