IEDC

Washington, DC, United States

3.88

(1249 reviews)

5 star 24%
4 star 45%
3 star 28%
2 star 3%
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 10:56 a.m. CST

Fort Benjamin Harrison Reuse Authority Tour

5

I prepared and gave this tour to economic development professionals.

Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:39 p.m. CST

Manufacturing Best Practices

5

excellent insights

Monday, October 21, 2019, 3:21 p.m. CDT

Greenways and Blueways Best Practices

5

Enjoyed the creative delivery method of breaking up in groups and rotating among the four subject areas. Very beneficial.

Monday, October 21, 2019, 3:19 p.m. CDT

Creative Strategies for Showcasing Inclusive Federal Opportunity Zones

5

One of the best sessions I attended at the 2019 IEDC Annual Conference.

Monday, October 21, 2019, 3:17 p.m. CDT

Apprenticeships for the Modern Economy

5

Excellent session.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 4:49 p.m. CDT

Greenways and Blueways Best Practices

3

Presentation format made it difficult to fully understand the lessons from each project presented.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 4:45 p.m. CDT

Creative Strategies for Showcasing Inclusive Federal Opportunity Zones

5

A really good and in-depth discussion of the usefulness of Opportunity Zones, and the rules that govern them. Very helpful.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 4:43 p.m. CDT

The Role of Housing as a Driver in Economic Development

4

A very good discussion on the relationship of housing and economic development. Underscored the gap between housing affordability and average wages of the workforce.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:02 p.m. CDT

Closing Plenary: Business Location Consultants

5

The panel of site selection consultants provided valuable insights into business attraction and current and future trends economic developers should be aware of. IEDC did good job of bringing in a good mix of well known site selectors for this discussion.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:54 p.m. CDT

Keynote Luncheon

4

Loved the comments from LISC

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:50 p.m. CDT

Central State/ Central Greens Markerspace and Redevelopment Tour

5

Great tour of the redevelopment project. Look forward to seeing more of the site developed.

Monday, October 14, 2019, noon CDT

Shared Values: Engaging the Business Community to Support Inclusive Livability

5

Panel speakers were good. Will be checking into Portland Progress

Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:58 a.m. CDT

Rural Placemaking: Embracing the Next Creative Frontier

5

Speaker was very informative and had simple ideas and suggestions

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 9:15 p.m. CDT

Rural Workforce Systems: Cultivating, Recruiting, and Retaining Talent in Rural Economies

5

Excellent ideas, presented well

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:52 p.m. CDT

Ignite

4

Format worked great. Enjoyable. It forced the more dry presenters to find their sense of humor, and maybe teach them that slides with a bunch of words on them are worthless. LOVED the challenge for the elders! GO OPIEs!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:49 p.m. CDT

Building Development Frameworks for Local Farms and Food

4

Important content. Please do this at every IEDC.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:47 p.m. CDT

Keynote Luncheon

5

Richard Florida rocked it. Great talk (as always) and enjoyable personal story. I got my book signed as well!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:45 p.m. CDT

Winning the War Against Economic Development and Incentives

4

I enjoyed this one. I like how Mr. Lloyd presented the case as a dilemma. Entertaining and thought provoking. Its always good to challenge our biases.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:40 p.m. CDT

If Vancouver is an “Island of Green”, Then We Are in Big Trouble

4

Thought provoking. Enjoyed hearing about Vancouver, and I like that the speaker challenged the audience to do their part.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:37 p.m. CDT

Town Hall 2 - Communities with Populations between 25,000 – 200,000

3

Sort of redundant for anyone that has a planning background. I didn't learn much and my network group was sort of small.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:34 p.m. CDT

The Village as the New Corporate Location Platform

5

One of the best conversations at the conference. Please do this again next year. I loved the conversation and straight talk, and the panel was able to engender great conversation with the audience in the Q&A. Scott Polikof was excellent.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:32 p.m. CDT

Opening Plenary Session

3

A little depressing.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:11 p.m. CDT

Ignite

5

What a fun and entertaining way to impart knowledge. More of this please.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:10 p.m. CDT

Libraries as Economic Development Drivers

5

Wonderful remarks. Great to have director of Toronto Public Libraries share her remarks.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:08 p.m. CDT

Building Development Frameworks for Local Farms and Food

5

Big fan of Ken Meter's work. Great get as moderator for this session.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:07 p.m. CDT

Turning Recovery into Resilient Revitalization

4

Good remarks and examples.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:06 p.m. CDT

Keynote Luncheon

5

Most excellent remarks from Richard Florida. Will be interesting to see how he frames opportunities to support equity.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:04 p.m. CDT

Town Hall 1 - Communities with Populations Less than 25,000

2

Interesting framework for this session but my experience was that the breakout groups needed more facilitation or instructions to stay on task, which was essential for the success of the session....Though, lots of passionate people.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 3:01 p.m. CDT

Tuesday Morning Plenary Session

5

Nice grouping of remarks by this team of presenters.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:59 p.m. CDT

If Vancouver is an “Island of Green”, Then We Are in Big Trouble

5

Part of ED Talks. Very cool framework to share information with a concise framework.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:53 p.m. CDT

Collaboration, Not Competition: Amplifying Your Region’s Global Message

4

Interesting and diverse remarks in regard to regional collaboration.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:51 p.m. CDT

Rural Workforce Systems: Cultivating, Recruiting, and Retaining Talent in Rural Economies

5

Excellent assembly of frameworks for pursing effective workforce development strategies.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:49 p.m. CDT

Chair's Welcome and Monday Morning Plenary Session

5

Lots to get through but important remarks to share.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:42 p.m. CDT

Design: The Secret Success Factor for Economic Development

5

Nice mix of speakers to share perspectives on the importance/value of investing in good design.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:41 p.m. CDT

Opening Plenary Session

5

Great kickoff group of speakers.

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 2:46 p.m. CDT

Agribusiness: Literally Growing Your Own

5

Great case studies and insight into partnerships and marketing for agribusinesses.

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 2:44 p.m. CDT

Delightfully Unaffiliated: Supporting the Freelance Economy

5

Good insight from several perspectives for attracting, maintaining and catering to less understood freelance workforce.

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 2:42 p.m. CDT

Hometown Advantage: Utilizing Former Residents for Your Economic Prosperity

5

Good perspectives/ideas from case studies on how to attract workforce to return to hometown.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 2:07 p.m. CDT

Opening Plenary Session

4

The Tom Stellman geography presentation was very interesting. Not a new topic, but the visualization was great.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 6:26 p.m. CST

Banking on the Future: Tax-Increment Financing

4

Good overview of TIF options - limited in California applications depending on your jurisdiction (No RDA in CA)

Friday, October 21, 2016, 11:02 a.m. CDT

Setting a High Bar: Best Practices from Leading AEDOs

5

Benchmarking with elite organizations keeps my operations moving forward and keeps me on my toes as to trends and best practices.

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