Georgia Governor Nathan DealGeorgia Governor Nathan Deal Welcomes You to the 2018 Annual Conference

Dear International Economic Development Council:

On behalf of the entire state of Georgia, I would like to welcome you to the 2018 International Economic Development Council's Annual Conference.

Since taking office, I have made economic development opportunities a top priority for our state. These strategic and collaborative efforts have allowed us to secure and maintain the ranking as the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for four consecutive years.

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim ReedAtlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Welcomes You to the 2018 Annual Conference

Dear International Economic Development Council,

As the Mayor of the City of Atlanta, I would like to welcome everyone joining us for the International Economic Development Council’s 2018 annual conference.

The City of Atlanta is experiencing record-setting growth, thanks in large part to our commitment to economic-development programs through organizations such as Invest Atlanta. Using targeted strategies, we have successfully created and expanded upon partnerships with the business community that which have led to job creation that has enhanced our economy and engaged our communities.

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IEDC is seeking compelling speakers to present in a TED-style format during 2018 IEDC Annual Conference and on a topic of your choice! This is a great opportunity to increase visibility for your ideas, community and yourself and you get to do it in Atlanta, Georgia. Over 1,300 of your peers are sure to be there. Download the application now

Applications opening: January 8 
Applications deadline: February 9

IEDC will notify all applicants on the status of their proposals by May 4

Check out last year’s Talks – they’re all on IEDC’s YouTube channel.

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