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TOURS


Early Bird Downtown Walking Tour
Friday, September 23 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Price: Free, but registration is required
Meet up time and location: 5:45 p.m., Huntington Convention Center, Lakeside entrance

Downtown Cleveland has seen a revitalization over the past five years with billions of investment that includes the conversion of vacant office towers to exquisite mixed use development projects that are 100% occupied; construction of a new convention center, beautiful parks, waterfront development while getting an opportunity to see Cleveland's food scene by visiting the locally-owned restaurants and cafés. The tour will explore these new and repurposed gems while providing the opportunity for attendees to get familiar with Downtown Cleveland prior to the start of the annual conference! Great start to add steps to your fit bit!



University Circle – Uptown – Little Italy
Sunday, September 25 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Price: $55

University Circle is a neighborhood on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. America's densest concentration of cultural attractions and performing arts venues, it includes such world-class institutions as the Cleveland Museum of Art; Severance Hall, home to the Cleveland Orchestra; the Cleveland Institute of Art; Case Western Reserve University; the Cleveland Institute of Music; the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; the Cleveland Botanical Garden; historic Lake View Cemetery; the Cleveland Museum of Natural History; and University Hospitals/Case Medical Center. The area is also known as "The Circle" to locals. Encompassing approximately 550 acres. While the population of University Circle ranks on the lower end of Cleveland's 36 defined Statistical Planning Areas (SPAs), it ranks near the top in importance to the city's economic sector. Neighborhood businesses and institutions provide the city with more than 30,000 jobs in a variety of fields, including averaging 1,000 new jobs per year since 2005. Interesting economic engines adjoining University Circle include the recent mixed use developments in Uptown Cleveland and the historic and vibrant Little Italy neighborhood.



The Health Tech Corridor & Regional Transit Authority
Sunday, September 25 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Price: $55

Situated in the heart of Cleveland, a leading biomedical, health care and technology region, the Health Tech Corridor (HTC) provides access to everything a business needs to grow and succeed. 1) Quick access to clinicians, researchers, and state-of-the-art lab infrastructure inside world-class institutions. 2) $398 million in venture capital raised in 2014 for biomedical companies– two times the amount raised in 2013. 3) Vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem with a range of organizations dedicated to helping you access resources to grow a company. 4) 30-60% lower cost of Living than Boston, Silicon Valley, and NYC. 5) A strong track record of lucrative exits, with four startups acquired by publicly traded companies in the last six months. All of this development is accentuated by the addition of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA)'s Health Line.

The HealthLine is Cleveland's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, serving the Euclid Corridor. It connects the two largest regional employment areas, Downtown and University Circle, and extends to the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere in East Cleveland. With visitors from all over the world, RTA regularly showcases the $200 million HealthLine, the world-class standard for BRT. The HealthLine was named the 'Best' Bus Rapid Transit in North America by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy) and was recognized for having the best return on investment for a transit project, regardless of mode, in the country. The HealthLine delivered more than $6.3 billion in economic development along the Euclid Corridor -- a staggering $114 gained for every dollar spent on creating and launching the new service.



The Cleveland Clinic
Monday, September 26 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Price: $55

The Cleveland Clinic is a multispecialty academic hospital located in Cleveland, Ohio that is owned and operated by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, an Ohio nonprofit corporation. It is the one of most acclaimed health systems in the country and rated #1 in a number of services (most notably Cardiology). Revenues total over $9.0 billion making it the 2nd largest health system in the U.S. In Northeast Ohio it employs 40,000 (#1 employer) with nearly 30,000 employees on the Mid-Town main campus. It has been a true economic engine for the region and has helped propel a world renowned medical devices cluster. Key areas of interest would be the Clinic's focus on world-class care; health and wellness; technology transfer through Cleveland Clinic Innovations (innovations.clevelandclinic.org); and medical tourism.



Cuyahoga River including The Flats East Bank Development & Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Port Authority (by boat) SOLD OUT
Monday, September 26 | 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Price: $65

The Cuyahoga River is located in Northeast Ohio in the United States and feeds Lake Erie, one of the Five Great Lakes. The river is famous for being "the river that caught fire," helping to spur the environmental movement in the late 1960s. The name "Cuyahoga" means "crooked river". The 1969 Cuyahoga River fire helped spur a wave of water pollution control activities, resulting in the Clean Water Act, Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, and the creation of the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). As a result, large point sources of pollution on the Cuyahoga have received significant attention from the OEPA and water quality experts in recent decades. Water quality has improved and, partially in recognition of this improvement, the Cuyahoga was designated one of 14 American Heritage Rivers in 1998. River reaches that were once devoid of fish now support 44 species. The region is committed to water quality with the vision to be a "Green City on a Blue Lake". With water quality, reliability and sustainability now a world-wide concern, Cleveland's water quality management now positions it as an engine of economic growth.

The Flats East Bank - The east bank of the Cuyahoga River was the site of Cleveland's original settlement and the backbone of its heavy-industrial past. On that same spot, a partnership between the Wolstein Group and Fairmount Properties has driven a $750 million waterfront redevelopment with a 23 story office tower, trendy hotel, state of the art fitness club, and a range of local restaurants. Phase I of the project featured a new 18 story, 500,000 square foot office tower, the first new construction office tower in Downtown in over 15 years. The building is the new home for Ernst & Young and Tucker Ellis & West LLP. In addition to the new Class-A office space, the Flats East Bank includes Cleveland's first aLoft Hotel, featuring 150 rooms, 3,000 square feet of meeting space and a gym. Summer 2015 marked the arrival of Phase II with even more amenities to this growing riverfront district adding a 242 unit high end residential building, restaurants, entertainment venues, and an extensive riverfront boardwalk.

The Cleveland – Cuyahoga County Port Authority The Port of Cleveland is a bulk freight shipping port at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River on Lake Erie. It is the third-largest port in the Great Lakes and the fourth-largest Great Lakes port by annual tonnage. Most notably, the Port Authority is the first and only port to offer "containerized shipments" direct to Europe and markets beyond. The Cleveland-Europe Express is the only direct, scheduled vessel service that moves containerized and non-containerized cargo between the Great Lakes and Europe, through the Port of Antwerp. Their vessel partner, The Spliethoff Group, has immediate connections from the Port of Antwerp to Russia, Finland, Spain, UK and the Baltic States. During the winter closure of the St. Lawrence Seaway, cargoes are taken via a port on the East Coast. The Cleveland-Europe Express offers at least 50% savings on inland transport for specialized or oversized cargo, with transport times averaging 14-16 days vs. 25 days from East Coast ports, and Thru Bills of Lading to and from Russia, Finland, Baltic States, Poland, UK and Spain. The Cleveland-Europe Express is creating an economic competitive advantage to producing and shipping goods from the Midwest region.



The Ninth and Euclid Project
Tuesday, September 27 | 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Price: $55

Comprised of "The 9", Heinen's Grocery, and the Cuyahoga County Office Complex & Headquarters. After years of vacancy and demolition threats, the former Ameritrust complex has been restored as a hotel, apartments, offices, dining and entertainment venues. The $170 million redevelopment ranks among downtown Cleveland's biggest and brightest symbols of revival. Along with Cuyahoga County's new, $80 million headquarters on Prospect Avenue, the project creates a new anchor for East Ninth and Euclid, a high-profile downtown intersection that lost some of its shine as corporate tenants drifted away and large buildings went dark. Brothers Fred and Greg Geis bought the Ameritrust complex from the county in February 2013. Just over 18 months later, they completed the county's eight-story office building; transformed a Marcel Breuer-designed tower into the Metropolitan hotel and high-end apartments; carved out spaces for a theater, events and a Mediterranean restaurant; built a rooftop bar on the old Swetland Building, at 1010 Euclid Ave.; and turned the rotunda's basement into a nightspot called the Vaults. In early 2015, the former Cleveland Trust rotunda was opened as Cleveland's first full-service grocery store, Heinen's.



Playhouse Square
Tuesday, September 27 | 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Price: $55

Playhouse Square is the Cleveland Theater District comprised of 5 theaters in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, the largest performing arts center in the United States outside of New York. Constructed in a span of 19 months in the early 1920s, the theaters were subsequently closed down, but were revived through a grassroots effort. Their renovation and reopening helped usher in a new era of downtown revitalization in Cleveland, and was called "one of the top ten successes in Cleveland history." Plans to raze the Ohio and the State Theatres in 1972 and 1977 caused a public outcry, and in 1973 the newly formed Playhouse Square Foundation obtained long-term leases for the Palace, Ohio and State Theatres, while Cuyahoga County commissioners purchased the Loews Building Also in 1973, the musical revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opened in the State Theatre lobby. Expected to run two weeks, the show instead played for two and a half years. In 1978, Playhouse Square was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

In an unprecedented move for a not-for-profit performing arts center, Playhouse Square established a Real Estate Services Division in 1999 to support the organization's arts operations. Playhouse Square is active in area development in order to give visitors a lively, welcoming and entertaining destination, while also creating a neighborhood with a robust business environment. Playhouse Square welcomes more than 1 million guests to 1,000+ performances and events each year. Its Broadway Series season ticket holder base (more than 29,000) is one of the largest in the country, making Cleveland one of fewer than 10 markets that can support a two-week run of a touring Broadway show.

Improvements to the Playhouse Square neighborhood - including a digital signage network, upgrades to U.S. Bank Plaza, a retro signage feature and the GE Chandelier, the world's largest outdoor chandelier, located above the intersection of Euclid Avenue and East 14th Street - were completed between April 2013 and April 2014, culminating in a ceremony on May 2, 2014 entitled "Dazzle the District." In 2014 a $100 million capital fund campaign was initiated with a $9 million gift from the Chris Connor family of Cleveland.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS


Early Bird Networking Cocktail Reception
Thursday, September 22 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Price: $35

For conference attendees coming early to see Cleveland, there will be an intimate networking reception at the Urban Farmer Restaurant within the Westin Hotel. The event will include a specialty cocktail, choice of a selected wine or beer. A charcuterie board will feature aged cheeses and meats. After the cocktail reception, there will be a 10 minute walking tour that will lead you to one of Cleveland's most popular dining districts, East 4th Street! This is a great opportunity to connect and network with IEDC members!


Corner Alley Bowling Sports Bar
Friday, September 23 | 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Price: $55

Sign up to for this creative fun event for one game of bowling that will pair attendees in teams based upon location where they reside (e.g. eastern cities vs. west cities, or northern cities vs. southern cities). The venue provides an electric atmosphere, state-of-the-art bowling alleys, and delicious culinary appetizers in the heart of the City! This will be a highlight to meet new colleagues while reconnecting with old friends.


Golf Tournament at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course
Saturday, September 24 | 12:00 pm
Price: $98

Join the golf tournament at Golfweek magazine's #1 ranked municipal course in Ohio and the #14 in America, Sleepy Hollow Golf Course! With its spectacular views of Cuyahoga River Valley and classic layout, Sleepy Hollow Golf Course ranks as one of the great golf challenges in Cleveland. The punitive nature of the course is clearly evident by the deep ravines and 58 bunkers that can come into play on its 18 holes. The greens are clearly the main challenge on many holes.


Volunteer Service Project
Saturday, September 24 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Price: Free, but registration is required

To celebrate the IEDC Annual Conference, up to 50 adult volunteers are invited to assist restoration efforts in one of Cleveland Metroparks' largest conservation efforts of an urban watershed. Join your peers as we journey to the Acacia Reservation, a 155- acre green space oasis among a significantly congested area of the City of Lyndhurst.

You'll participate in an information meeting highlighting the transformation of this unique area from a former golf course to a nature preserve over the next few years.

You'll get to use basic hand tools to restore and increase native habitat. Tasks include installing plants and trees, providing plant care with enclosures to minimize animal browse, and other restoration activities as needed. Participants will be trained and be given a project overview prior to the start of work. These tasks help to address overall water quality issues of Euclid Creek. Volunteer activities may vary based on weather, but most projects can be completed in light rain as long as participants are dressed appropriately. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or wet. Sturdy closed toed shoes are required. Pants and long sleeves are recommended.

Transportation from the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland will be provided. The bus will leave at 11:15 a.m. from the convention center and will return participants to the convention center after the event.

Pitch in. Lend a hand. Join us for this special volunteer service project as we kick-start the 2016 IEDC Annual Conference. This event is free, but only open to conference registrants.


IEDC Downtown Economic Development tour & Alley Cat Dinner
Saturday, September 24 | 6:00 pm (Step off at 6:15 pm)
Price: $35.00 per person (Regularly priced at $85/person. Discounted for IEDC attendees.)

Register for this event here.

Cost covers: 45 minute walking tour led by City of Cleveland Economic Development representatives and a full dinner at Alley Cat Oyster Bar, which includes one alcoholic beverage from select menu; soup or salad; with a choice of chicken, fish, beef or vegetarian entree; and one of two dessert options. Tax and gratuity included. Additional beverages will be charged accordingly.

Meeting Location: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113 – Lakeside entrance

Ending location: Alley Cat Oyster Bar, 1025 Old River Road, Cleveland, OH 44113

Join tour guides from the City of Cleveland's Department of Economic Development on an insiders tour of Downtown Cleveland, followed by an exclusive dinner in Alley Cat Oyster Bar's private banquet room in the new Flats East Bank development. Work up an appetite on a 45 minute walking tour that features some of the city's small businesses and largest downtown development projects. Hear and see the amazing behind-the-scenes stories of Cleveland's come-back. End your tour at Alley Cat Oyster Bar, one of the "100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2016," as voted by OpenTable diners. This event offers an exclusive dinner overlooking the waterfront. You’ll overindulge on the spectacular views!

Chef Zach Bruell will meet IEDC attendees upon arrival.

Only 42 spaces are available. Register See the full event description, and register now while spaces last.

Can't make the walking tour? Meet the group at the restaurant at 7:30 pm. We’ll save you a seat.

About Alley Cat Oyster Bar

Alley Cat provides expansive views of the Cuyahoga River and features the cuisine of a traditional shore restaurant with mainstays like oysters, mussels, clams, lobster and fresh fish alongside, chicken, steak, chowders, soups and salads. While we are enjoying delicious food alongside panoramic views of the lake, Cleveland Chef and restaurateur Zack Bruell will discuss why they have chosen to do business in Cleveland. He will share how the City has helped him achieve his entrepreneurial endeavors while stimulating the local economy and creating hundreds of jobs. Today, Bruell is the only restaurateur in Cleveland to have nine successful establishments within the city limits, plus a restaurant-style catering and events company, Zack Bruell Events. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience first-hand why Cleveland is THE place to start and grow a business.


IEDC Pre-conference Boot Camp
Sunday, September 25 | 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Price: Free, but registration is required

Start off your IEDC conference right, with a free boot camp provided by the personal trainers of locally based EFS Personal Training right outside of the Cleveland Convention Center. Take in the incredible vistas of Downtown Cleveland and Lake Erie, while being lead in group exercises with fellow IEDC attendees designed to energize and prepare you for the conference's activities and events. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, multiple personal trainers will be in attendance providing activities for all levels of fitness to accommodate all attendees. City of Cleveland will provide local fresh tap water to refresh!


Workshop: BRE: 30 Years of Community Economic Impact
Sunday, September 25 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Price: $25

Active business retention & expansion (BRE) programs promote business growth, job creation, and healthier economies. Despite widespread use of BRE programs, there has been little research into best practices or how to measure the impact of ongoing BRE programs. This workshop will highlight examples of BRE programs in small, medium and large communities, in addition to regional and state programs. We will explore BRE case studies presented by program representatives, demonstrate new innovations to evaluate BRE programs, and offer an interactive roundtable discussion of current BRE best practices.

What you'll learn:

• How BRE is used as a central component of economic development strategies
• Introduction to new methods to measure the impact of BRE
• Best practices focused on data collection, analysis and reporting techniques

A light breakfast will be served for workshop attendees.

Speakers:

David Civittolo, Associate Professor and Field Specialist, Community Economics Ohio State University, Wooster, OH
Michael Darger, EDFP, Community Economics Specialist, University of Minnesota Extension, St. Paul, MN
Greg Davis, Assistant Director, Ohio State University Extension, Columbus, OH
Brent Painter, Director of Economic Development, City of Strongsville, Strongsville, OH
Will Warren, CEcD, Consultant, Solutions Delivery, JumpStart Inc., Cleveland, OH
Robyn Webb, BREP, CCPT, Director, National Connector Program, Halifax Partnership, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Workshop: Building a Rock-Solid Board-CEO Partnership
Sunday, September 25 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Price: $25

Economic development organizations that thrive over the long run – both operationally and financially – are always led by a “Strategic Governing Team” consisting of a board of directors that is capable of making the kind of high-impact governing judgments and decisions that capitalize on growth opportunities and a board-savvy CEO working in close partnership with the board. And while a number of factors determine the long-term success of the chief executive of an economic development organization, none is more important than building a close, productive and enduring partnership with a high-impact board.

What you'll learn:

• Tested and true guidance in building and maintaining a close and productive board-CEO relationship
• Significant advances in the rapidly changing field of nonprofit governance
• The three roles that truly board-savvy CEOs must play in building a partnership with the board performance

A light breakfast will be served for workshop attendees.

Speakers:

Doug Eadie, President & CEO, Doug Eadie & Company, Inc., Oldsmar, FL
Kurt Foreman, Executive Vice President, Economic Development, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Oklahoma City, OK


Women's Mentoring Luncheon
Sunday, September 25 | 11:15 am - 1:45 pm
Price: $30

In the spirit of leadership development, this women's mentoring luncheon is designed to help women in the economic development field understand best practices, current trends and receive support for their career development. This luncheon will seek to foster mentoring relationships between attendees, and the women will hear economic development leaders deliver thoughtful yet brief speeches on issues pertinent to women in economic development. We invite you to attend this luncheon in order to build relationships and support female professionals in the economic development industry.

Welcoming Remarks: Jennifer Syx, President, InSITE Advisory Group, Fairlawn, OH

Master of Ceremonies: Tracey A. Nichols, Director, Economic Development, City of Cleveland, Department of Economic Development, Cleveland, OH

Speakers:

JoAnn Crary, CEcD, FM, HLM, President, Saginaw Future, Inc., Saginaw, MI
Mel McGee, Founder and CEO, We Can Code It, Cleveland, OH
Teresa Metcalf Beasley, Partner, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, Cleveland, OH


Economic Development Ethics Workshop
Sunday, September 25 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, September 26 | 11:40 am - 1:40 pm
Price: Free, but registration is required

Are you faced with ethical dilemmas in your professional life? Do you have the tools to deal with ethical issues? Economic developers regularly encounter situations that require sound judgment and strength of character. This session will provide essential instruction on ethics in economic development and provide you with the tools to foster an environment of high standards in your organization. No theoretical lecture, this workshop will focus on real life ethical decision-making situations faced by economic developers.

Note: Due to the large number of attendees at these workshops, we are unable to accommodate requests to transfer registration between the Sunday and Monday ethics sessions. Ethics Workshops will also be held at the 2016 Leadership Summit and 2016 Annual Conference.

Ethics training is a requirement for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) recertification processes. CEcDs who seek recertification are required to have two hours of ethics training each time they recertify.



Cheers to 90 Years! Take Part in the Great Cleveland Beer Challenge
Sunday, September 25 | 5:15 pm

Cleveland challenges your community to a best beer contest! Attend the 2016 IEDC Annual Conference and enter your community's beer in the Great Cleveland Beer Challenge. The deadline to submit your community's beer is August 31. See how to enter the contest. ADD HYPERLINK AnnualConference/Cleveland_Beer_Challenge

IEDC contact for beer competition: Chris Collins @ ccollins@iedconline.org.



New Member / Nonmember Reception
Sunday, September 25 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Price: Free, but registration is required



Chairman's Reception
Sunday, September 25 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Price: Free

Don't miss the opportunity to see old friends and make new acquaintances. Join IEDC Chair Barry Matherly, CEcD, FM and your colleagues for an evening of networking and fun in the Economic Development Marketplace (Exhibit Hall).



Inaugural LGBT & Friends Reception
Sunday, September 25 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Price: $20

The perfect way to cap off the first day of the Annual IEDC Conference is to have an LGBT & Friends gathering on Cleveland's largest rooftop bar at the Azure Lounge located on the 12th floor at The 9. The reception will include remarks from leaders across our cities that will share their successes with attracting and welcoming LGBT individuals including the local economic impact they have had on their respective communities. Cleveland laid out the “red carpet” to welcome the LGBT community which culminated in the decision for the City being selected to host the 2014 Gay Games. This international event had a $52 million economic impact to the Northeast Ohio region. Come enjoy the panoramic view of Cleveland's vibrant Downtown while sipping a handcrafted cocktail and enjoying light fare. You are encouraged to attend, as the reception will be a great opportunity to meet LGBT & Friends from across the country and around the world and hear the economic impact they are contributing to their communities!



Young Professional and Student Networking Event
Sunday, September 25 | 9:00 pm
Price: Free

Are you a young economic development professional? Come get involved with your fellow professionals, have a good time, and take this opportunity to expand your networking field.

Please note: Attendees for this event should be under 35 or have no more than ten years in the economic development field (whichever is later).



Speed Mentorship and Networking Lunch
Monday, September 26 | 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Price: Free, but registration is required. Registration is limited to students and professionals under 35 years of age.

Young professionals and students will have the opportunity to interact in a quick-fire format with seasoned economic development professionals. Join us for this new, exciting opportunity to gain insight into the profession and make lasting connections. Box lunches will be provided.



Special Networking Luncheon: Elected Officials and Board of Directors of EDOs
Monday, September 26 | 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Price: $55

IEDC extends a special invitation to elected officials and board of directors of EDOs to network and discuss economic development strategies in your community. This lunch is open to all registered attendees of the conference.



Defining Issues Luncheon
Monday, September 26 | 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Price: $55

This fully catered, full course luncheon gives you a chance to renew old connections and make new ones, before hearing a keynote presentation on a trending topic in economic development.

Keynote Speakers:

Mathy V. Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Land and Emergency Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC



Networking Lunch in the Economic Development Marketplace
Monday, September 26 | 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Price: Free, but registration is required

Connect with old friends, meet new colleagues, and check out the exhibit booths in this year's Economic Development Marketplace. Boxed lunches will be provided.



Recognition Dinner
Monday, September 26 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Price: $100

Honor those who have contributed to making the profession what it is today. Honors to be conferred include:

• Fellow Members (FM) and Honorary Lifetime Members (HLM)
• Leadership Award for Public Service
• New Economic Developer of the Year Award
• Citizen Leadership Award
• Institutional Leadership Award
• Jeffrey A. Finkle Organizational Leadership Award and
• Chairman's Award for Excellence in Economic Development



Primer to the CEcD Exam Process: What you Need to Know Workshop
Tuesday, September 27 | 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Price: Free, but registration is required

If you are planning to sit for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam, it's never too early to start planning and learning more about the process. All participants and attendees at this workshop will be provided with a complete overview of the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam process, from application to the oral examination. Attendees will learn tools and techniques for preparing for the exam and witness a mock oral interview.

Beginning on January 1, 2015, first-time candidates sitting for the certification exam are required to participate in the "Preparing for the CEcD Exam Workshop," either in-person or via webinar format. Questions regarding this requirement can be sent to Marjorie Rose at mrose@iedconline.org.

 

 

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