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IEDC's FED Forum is more than an event, it's an experience. Since 1995, it has consistently been “the” annual policy oriented learning and sharing opportunity that focuses on all things federal economic development, and it's happening again in 2016 from April 3-5.

The Five W's of The FED Forum for 2016:

Who? You...and approximately 200 other savvy economic developers from the public and private sectors

What? IEDC's 2016 FED Forum, which features more than two dozen federal agency leaders

When? April 3-5, 2016

Where? Arlington, Virginia – just a few miles from Capitol Hill and every federal agency central to economic growth

Why FED Forum? Because you must have access to all aspects of federal economic development to further enable your jobs agenda for your community.

Bonus? Trip bookend potential to maximize your time spent in the Nation's Capital.

Each event topic has been carefully crafted. The topics we're covering are the most critical and necessary to combat and conquer. We've packed the agenda with what you'll need to assemble your own federal economic development toolkit.

You can expect:

1. Relevant and timely content to be delivered throughout the entire FED Forum experience
2. Information sharing and networking opportunities the whole way through
3. Engaging and influential speakers

Selecting FED Forum speakers is no easy task. Speakers are selected based upon their industry experience, their professional originality, and their unique and innovative impact on economic development within their respective communities.

How will you spend your time during The FED Forum?

Your FED Forum Program - At-A-Glance

• SelectUSA Summit Prep
• Economic Developers and Elected Officials
• Advocacy: Do You Fly-in?
• Building Resiliency in Your Economy
• Infrastructure (Still) Won't Build Itself
• Accessing Capital Leads to Growth
• Innovation: Making Sure Your Community is the Next Big Thing
• Federal Data Resources: The Information Sensation is Sweeping the Nation
• The Future of Incentives
• Rural Development: Where the Green Grass Grows
• Federal Tools to Support Reshoring
• International Opportunities: To Infinity and Beyond Our Borders
• Workforce Trends: Woah WIOA
• Urban Development: Tomorrowland Today

So many topics, all in one place.

See full topic descriptions for FED Forum 2016

We know that every dollar counts to you and we know that every dollar also counts to your constituencies, those in your community who constantly look to you for information on how they can meet and exceed their own budget requirements.

Our promise of what you'll gain by attending the FED Forum:

• The latest and most relevant content about federal programs and policies
• Up-close access to federal program managers, directors, and policy makers
• Direct engagement with your colleagues for information sharing on best-practices
• Face to face opportunities to provide feedback directly to federal program directors and policy makers on existing and proposed legislation

Event Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View. 2800 Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202

Information sharing and networking opportunities galore, with leaders from more than two dozen agencies. Secure your space now for FED Forum.

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