Upcoming Economic Development Events

Upcoming Economic Development Events


In January there are opportunities to learn the field for the first time, opportunities to learn how convention centers and stadiums can assist the development of your community, learn how to practice advanced economic development.

If You Build It, Will They Come?

Find Out Jan. 23-26 in Tempe

Is your community planning on building a sports facility or conference

center? IEDC's annual If You Build It,Will They Come? conference,

scheduled for Jan. 23-26 in Tempe, Ariz., will focus on all aspects of

creating these facilities, from feasibility studies to management. This

year, attendees will get to hear from communities that used lessons

learned at earlier conferences and have recently completed projects.

Representatives from the Dayton Dragons (a minor league baseball team in

Ohio) and the city of Sanford, Fla., (a community that just completed a

conference center) will discuss their projects and share important

lessons learned.

IEDC Course Calendar of Events

This course is for the person starting in the economic development

profession. This gets good reviews by those entry-level practitioners

who attend this event.

Introduction to Economic Development

Training Course

January 27-30, 2002

Tempe, AZ

The Congress is on the verge of proposing a new round of military base

closures. What will that mean to your community? If you have an active

duty facility that is not in danger, what are the opportunities for your

community. This conference is a must-do for communities and their

military counterparts.

NAID Winter Conference: Challenges Ahead

January 27-29, 2002

Tempe, AZ

The primary business of economic development is keeping what you have.

Learn first hand on how to keep your existing businesses in your

community. This is a must do course for community leaders of all kinds.

Business Retention & Expansion

Training Course

March 5-6, 2002

Arlington, VA

Upcoming Legislative Summit

This is the definitive program for economic developers who need to know

where the money is and how to find it in Washington. Last year the

administration was new and the development of program objectives and new

approaches had not yet begun. Last year we were not facing a

significant slow down in the economy. Last year we did not have

physical attacks by terrorists on two of our largest cities and the

resulting economic conditions. What are the Congressional and

Administration plans to rebuild our economy. There has been a melt-down

in the dot.com world. What are the new sectors that will bring real

promise for the future. This conference could yield real benefits to

your community.

2002 Economic Development Summit

March 6-8, 2002

Arlington, VA

Related Link: http://www.iedconline.org

For more information contact:

Jeffrey Finkle
734 15th St. NW Suite 900
DC 20005

Phone: 202-223-4735
Fax: 202-223-4745
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.iedconline.org

Posted November 29, 2001

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