How are communities equipping themselves to navigate the economic minefields ahead of us all?

How are communities equipping themselves to navigate the economic minefields ahead of us all?

International Economic Development Council

October 4-7 ? Reno, NV
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With the economy in a state of depression, major employers are downsizing, factories are closing, unemployment is on the rise and retailers are struggling to survive. Economic developers are battling in the trenches against strong approaching forces. How are communities equipping themselves to navigate the minefields ahead of us all? What ammunition does your community need to win the battle and create a path towards recovery?

The International Economic Development Council's 2009 Annual Conference is the single most important conference to attend during this global economic crisis. Serious times call for a serious conference. This year's conference will be an unprecedented experience with highly relevant sessions and top speakers tackling the tough issues economic developers are facing now! This will not be your average conference as we are taking a far-reaching approach to explore and discover unique solution to the current economic challenges that you can put into practice in your community.

As a living laboratory, the Greater Reno-Tahoe region provides an amazing range of examples of how a community can combat numerous obstacles. This region has dealt with blighted areas, drops in tourism and loss of industry. Through it all, the region has diversified and survived. From the world's largest industrial park, the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, to vibrant downtown Reno, you will learn and experience valuable lessons to take back to your community.


Aaron S. Brickman
Director, Invest in America
US Department of Commerce

Edward Burghard
Harley Procter Marketer/Executive Director
Procter & Gamble/Ohio Business Development Coalition

Gynivella A. Gilliam
Executive Director
Bannock Development Corporation

Michael Hess
Chief Executive Officer
Mariah Power Headquarters

Honorable Geno Martini
City of Sparks, NV

Douglas Rothwell
Detroit Renaissance

Dr. Stephen G. Wells
Desert Research Institute

Brian Wishneff
Brian Wishneff & Associates

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Attendees who register for the conference and the hotel before July 1 will receive a special $79 single/dbl room rate for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. After registering with IEDC for the Annual Conference, you will receive via email a promotional code to make your hotel reservations and receive the $79.00 room rate. Regular rate of $99 single/dbl applies to Friday - Saturday nights.

Attendees will also receive a free copy of the 2008 Salary Survey Report by registering and booking their hotel rooms by July 1. The IEDC Salary Survey is a comprehensive report of salary and compensation data from economic development professionals. It is a key tool for benchmarking your compensation to other professionals in the field and for hiring positions within your organization. The value of this gift is more than $150 as the report currently sells for $157 for members and $232 for non-members.

All registered attendees canceling their registration and who received the special room rate of $79 will be charged a $200 processing fee, regardless of when the cancellation notice was received. Individuals who cancel will be able to keep the salary survey.

Posted May 15, 2009

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