2008 IEDC Annual Conference Early Registration Deadline is Friday, June 13th

2008 IEDC Annual Conference Early Registration Deadline is Friday, June 13th

International Economic Development Council

2008 IEDC Annual Conference
The Next Billion: Mobility, Flexibility, Agility and Livability
October 19-22, 2008 – Atlanta, GA


Hotel: Hyatt Regency Atlanta
IEDC room rate: $189 single/double

Join IEDC in Atlanta for the world's largest annual gathering of economic developers, as industry leaders break down the current issues and new models essential for communities looking to capture the growth brought by the next billion. The conference will focus on four tracks:


In their article ‘The Next 100 Million', Arthur C. Nelson and Robert Lang note that "the U.S. is alone among industrialized nations in experiencing substantial growth...Only India will add 100 million people more quickly than the U.S."

Preparing for such accelerated growth requires a new approach to economic development, the provision of infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and workforce development. Economic developers will have to embody mobility, flexibility, agility, and livability.

The three full days of discussions on the latest trends in economic development include 28 concurrent sessions covering topics ranging from

-Regional partnerships
-Best practices in entrepreneurship

Register early! The first 500 conference registrants will receive a complimentary copy of speaker and international best selling author Dr. Richard Florida's new book WHO'S YOUR CITY: HOW THE CREATIVE ECONOMY IS MAKING WHERE TO LIVE THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION OF YOUR LIFE. Books will be distributed at the conference.


Posted June 11, 2008

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