Economic development of a community inevitably goes through ups and downs; the key is having a team that sees the challenges, opportunities, and future areas of growth and doesn't lose the determination to keep their community rocking for decades to come.
IEDC's 2016 Annual Conference draws on the inspirational story of Cleveland: through its rise as a powerhouse economy, its adaptation to new economic realities, and its rebirth through reinvestment in institutions, infrastructures, and relationships.
The conference will showcase how economic developers are shaping communities that emerge as stronger, more resilient, and ready to rock.
Reach More than 1,500 Economic Development Professionals.
This is the world's premiere economic development event. The conference will draw in attendees representing certified economic developers (CEcD), executives from both domestic and international economic development organizations, policy makers, and site selectors representing businesses of every size and sector. This is the perfect stage to:
Develop new prospects and renew customer relationships at your exhibit booth.
Teach your own Learning Lab on the exhibit floor. (contact Kate Granat for details)
Get your logo and company description listed in our electronic event program. Be recognized at premier conference sessions
We'll put your company name and logo on the IEDC website (The sooner you sign up for a sponsorship, the sooner our site visitors will see you.)
Moderate a concurrent cession
There's a great deal more - contact us for details!
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,500 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.