Category Archives: IEDC

IEDC 2016 Annual Conference

I will be leaving Tennessee on Friday of next week to participate in the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) conference.  IEDC will convene its 2016 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on September 24th-28th.  Around 1,500 economic development professionals from around the world … Continue reading

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IEDC Annual Conference October 4-7 in Anchorage

I am already making plans to attend the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference again this year.  IEDC annual conferences are the largest annual gathering of economic development professionals in the world and provide professional development and networking opportunities … Continue reading

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Back from the city of brotherly networking

I had a productive time in Philadelphia attending the 2013 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference.  As part of my active participation in the conference, I spoke on Wednesday, October 9th during the Ignite IEDC segment.  My segment was titled “Economic … Continue reading

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Sharing expert economic development ideas

I am in the Nashville International Airport waiting for a flight to Philadelphia to attend the 2013 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference.  The IEDC Annual Conference is the world’s largest gathering of economic development professionals. As part of my … Continue reading

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Back to A.C. from D.C.

I attended the IEDC Federal Forum last week.  Here is a list of interesting bits of information from the conference compiled by Louise Anderson and posted on the International Economic Development Council’s website: Number of job centers in the federal … Continue reading

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2012 International Economic Development Council Annual Conference

I accepted an invitation this week to speak at the 2012 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference in Houston on October 2nd.  I will be one of the speakers in the session “Technology Tools for Economic Developers”.  Hickman County … Continue reading

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IEDC Leadership Summit 2012

I am participating in the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Leadership Summit in San Antonio, Texas.  So far, it has been a great networking and knowledge building event.  I’m making a presentation in one of the two afternoon sessions today that hopefully be … Continue reading

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CEcD for another three

My certification from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a certified economic developer (CEcD) was up at the end of this year. It takes meeting the experience requirements, completing hours of approved training and passing the two-day examination process to … Continue reading

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IEDC Leadership Summit

Last night, I paid my registration to the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Leadership Summit, which will be held in Houston, Texas on January 31-February 2 next year. The focus will be on creating entrepreneurship programs and a competitive entry-level … Continue reading

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Basic Economic Development Course

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Institute for Economic Advancement will be conducting their Mid-South Basic Economic Development Course on March 15-18, 2010. The basic course is one of the courses required to sit for the International Economic Development … Continue reading

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Tennessee Economic Development Council Fall Conference

I am attending the Tennessee Economic Development Council Fall Conference, which began today. I am sure that we will all benefit from the seminars and networking from Tennessee’s organization of economic development professionals. Also, participation counts toward my recertification as … Continue reading

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Economic Development Conference

I am in Alexandria, Virginia participating in the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Federal Forum. The first session today was an informative discussion on the new administration, this term of Congress, and the various measures to improve the economy such … Continue reading

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IEDC Basic Economic Development Course coming soon

For those who are interested in an option near Tennessee to complete the IEDC Basic Economic Development Course, Georgia Tech will host its 42nd annual course March 24-27 in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. I have attended … Continue reading

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Hickman County has Certified Economic Developer

Just a few hours ago, I received positive results of the final segment in the examination process in becoming a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) with International Economic Development Council (IEDC). In order to be considered for certification, one must have … Continue reading

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Building Public/Private Partnerships for Economic Development

I am currently in Charlotte, North Carolina attending a conference conducted by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in association with the International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC). It has been a great opportunity to gain knowledge, network with peers, … Continue reading

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