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The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. When we succeed, our members create more high-quality jobs, develop more vibrant communities, and generally improve the quality of life in their regions.


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Economic Development Finance Programs

Niki Jones, AICP

Ignite

Ryan D. Garcia, AICP

Quick-paced run through of some interesting initiatives. Speakers mostly handled it well. Standouts were Harold, Wyman, and Steve's stories. I like how Ben challenged us to excellence, and Della provided an interesting way of metaphorically framing what we do.
Ignite

Daniel Kennelly, AICP

Great format. Enjoyed the quick pace of the discussion.
Makerspaces: Creative Places for Economic Opportunities

Ryan D. Garcia, AICP

Interesting perspectives from different parts of the country. Very innovative and imaginative way to develop that systemic framework for local and domestic manufacturing. Great speakers!
Makerspaces: Creative Places for Economic Opportunities

Daniel Kennelly, AICP

Spin-Offs: Anchor Employers as Drivers to the Start-Up Economy

Ryan D. Garcia, AICP

Excellent speakers, although I wish we could've found a more diverse set of "anchors" besides universities and hospitals (generally). Liked the tie-in to cluster strategies which my region is focusing on.
Designed to Work:Infrastructure to Best Support Your Local Industries

Ryan D. Garcia, AICP

Heavy on transportation - specifically highways, bridges. Would have liked to hear more about transit, rail freight on the transportation side, as well as communications and sewer/water.
Designed to Work:Infrastructure to Best Support Your Local Industries

Daniel Kennelly, AICP

Tapping into the Lucrative Water Industry

Ryan D. Garcia, AICP

Arguably this is the most important session of the conference... timely, and an absolutely VITAL ingredient to local, regional, and national economic futures. Great speakers. Very interested in Melinda's work since she's not on the great lakes but has the "confluence" area (similar to my region) and pointing policy in the direction of growing water technology more quickly / with fewer hurdles.
Anchors Aweigh: Helping your Marine Trades Set Sail

Daniel Kennelly, AICP

Economic Development Strategic Planning

Brian E. Yerges, AICP

Great practical training on economic development strategic planning.
Economic Development Strategic Planning

Brad R. Schmidt, AICP

Business Retention & Expansion

Brooke Ferguson, AICP

The speakers and content were both great overall, but there were times when the questions from the audience hijacked the presentation and it took a bit of time to get back on track.
Economic Development Credit Analysis

Heidi Shea Springer, AICP

The course content is exactly what I have been looking for to further my economic development skills. I look forward to more offerings in the economic development analysis vein.
Economic Development Credit Analysis

Anthony J. Molloy, AICP

Plenary: Jobs-Driven Skills Training: the Future of Workforce Development

Michele M. DeWitt, AICP

Breakout: Revitalize, Repurpose, Reborn: from Small Town to Downtown

Michele M. DeWitt, AICP

Plenary: The IEDC Federal Agenda

Michele M. DeWitt, AICP

Plenary: Momentum in Manufacturing

Michele M. DeWitt, AICP

Breakout: Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Exports: eCommerce & Services

Michele M. DeWitt, AICP