The International Economic Development Council’s 2013 Federal Economic Development Forum
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The stage is set.
The actors: Congress, the White House, the Budget, the Great Recession, and you, the economic development professional.
The story: a challenge to leverage limited federal resources to create jobs and climb out from beneath the Great Recession.
The new economic stage has come in an era of fiscal austerity playing against a great need for a multi-faceted approach to job creation. Policies and programs that support exports, job training, education, attracting investment, access to capital, infrastructure development, and many more, all have a larger role to play and all have to play it with less funding or the threat of less funding. Now as we enter the second term of this administration and a new Congress has been elected, economic developers must get engaged with our leaders in Washington. Whether it is learning more about a federal program supporting increased foreign direct investment or it’s educating a senior administration official on the importance of workforce development programs, economic developers have a starring role to play on the new economic stage.
IEDC's 2013 Federal Economic Development Forum will equip you with the tools, skills, and contacts to make federal resources work for you. Register today for the Forum.