Recovery Zone Bonds – What Every Economic Developer Should Know

Recovery Zone Bonds – What Every Economic Developer Should Know

International Economic Development Council

March 15 – 17, 2009
Washington, DC

The International Economic Development Council's (IEDC) Federal Economic Development Forum, March 15-17, Washington, DC is the single most important event to attend to prepare yourself and your community for what is proposed under the new Economic Stimulus Bill.

NEW SESSION ADDED: The Economic Recovery Package: What's in it for You?

Monday, March 16
9:00 – 10:15 am

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 promises to alter the economic landscape, but what does the package really hold for economic development? Speakers representing a range of different programs will discuss how economic developers can access stimulus funds, what economic development efforts they can be used for, when they expect the funds to be available and any revisions to existing regulations that may be implemented. Panelists will also discuss the new tools for economic development in the economic recovery package and their application.

* Gregory Stype to explain the NEW Recovery Zone Bonds *

There's a new tool in the economic developer's arsenal! Attend the 2009 Federal Economic Development Forum and hear from Gregory Stype, Partner, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, on the new Recovery Zone bonds and how you can use them in your own community.

A "Recovery Zone" is an area having significant poverty, unemployment, home foreclosures or general distress, and includes empowerment zones and renewal communities. The new Recovery Zone bonds will be allocated among the states according to the decline in employment during 2008. Areas that are economically distressed due to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process also are eligible for these bonds.


• Hear from insiders on how the stimulus investments will be allocated and how to access them for your community.

• Gain innovative ideas and resources for managing the economic crisis that you can use in your community.

• Understand and influence the economic development priorities of our political leaders as they craft new regulatory and policy priorities.

• Understand how the stimulus recovery plan and policy priorities can address today's economic challenges while strengthening our long-term economic competitiveness globally.

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Posted February 20, 2009

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