April 15, 2013

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• Spring Conference: Develop an Entrepreneurial Support System
• April Webinar: The Art of Exporting & Taking Your Community Global
• Engaged in Award-Worthy Efforts to Support Your Community?
• Managing Economic Development Organizations in San Antonio
• IEDC's Training Courses Can Take Your Career to the Next Level
• 2013 IEDC Refer-A-Member Campaign
• 2012 Salary Survey of Economic Development Professionals
• Partners
• April 15 Job Listings

Link:  2013 Spring Conference

Learn How to Develop an Entrepreneurial Support System in Your Community at our Spring Conference

» Register today

New business failure rates are high even in the best of times. Entrepreneurs need to be connected with resources and networking opportunities that can help them succeed. That makes it more important than ever to develop an entrepreneurial support system that can foster the success of fledgling local businesses. We'll be kicking off our Spring Conference in Ann Arbor with a keynote session focused on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, followed by more sessions demonstrating how entrepreneurship can provide life and energy in a range of industries.

Join IEDC in Ann Arbor as we answer the questions:

• What can you do to build the elements of an entrepreneurship ecosystem?
• How do you foster innovation and entrepreneurship in small communities?
• What are the key resources and support systems that entrepreneurs need?
• What are some successful ways to leverage community assets and bring entrepreneurs and funders together?

April Webinar to Explore The Art of Exporting and Taking Your Community Global

Is Exporting Part of Your Strategic Plan? Here's How & Why It Should Be

The Art of Exporting and Taking Your Community Global

Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST

What is the role of the economic development organization (EDO) in assisting local companies to sell their goods and services globally? Economic development leaders can identify local companies that are export ready and help them navigate through various resources to help them achieve their goal. Economic developers bring regional stakeholders together to collaborate on new economic development initiatives such as an exports-oriented effort.

In this webinar, attendees will:

• Learn how to identify companies with export potential and to connect them to available export-assistance resources.
• Discover the keys to getting started, including how to engage local leaders and your own board.
• Learn to build and strengthen export assistance services for small and medium-sized businesses.
• Become familiar with the export assistance landscape and understand why EDOs play a key role in helping businesses to export.


Michael Stone
Stone & Associates

Steve Weathers
President & CEO
World Trade Center San Diego

Stay Ahead of the Curve and Check Out Our May Webinar on Incentives: How to Construct a Good Community Impact Model
Date: May 22, 2013
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST

Are You Engaged in Award-Worthy Efforts to Support Your Community?

Final Deadline for IEDC's 2013 Excellence in Economic Development Awards is May 17

Link:  Awards websiteBy creating inventive promotional materials, developing innovative projects and partnering with influential community leaders, you've worked hard to effect change in your community. 2013 is the year for you to share what you've done.

With 35 categories, you're sure to find an appropriate place to nominate your project, program or colleague. Many of the program categories have a three (3) year activity minimum, so be sure to check the specific requirements for each category before submitting.

Anyone can enter so if you are a government agency, economic development organization, marketing or public relations firm, utility, or consultant doing great economic development work we want to see it!

2013 is the year for you to share what you've done. Enter now to be recognized at the 2013 IEDC Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Managing Economic Development Organizations Training Offered in San Antonio, TX

Learn the Key Principles and Practices of Professional Management in Economic Development

Managing Economic Development Organizations

Date: May 23-24, 2013
Location: San Antonio, TX

This advanced course will define excellence in economic development and explain the fundamentals of managing for results, outcome-based performance, organizational assessment, stakeholder identification, vision and mission scope, organizational culture and more. Also, participants will learn how to engage their board or council, staff and community stakeholders, constituents, and customers to achieve results in job creation, tax-base stabilization and community growth and development. Since EDOs differ from one another depending on their available resources, location, and mission, this course is designed to equip a leader of any organization to make the right decisions.

Use IEDC's Economic Development Training to Take Your Career to the Next Level

View a PDF or the Professional Development page of IEDC's website for detailed 2013 course information

• April 18-19: Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies, Atlanta, GA
• May 2-3: Business Retention and Expansion, Anchorage, AK
• May 16-17: Real Estate Development and Reuse, Madison, WI
• May 23-24: Managing Economic Development Organizations, San Antonio, TX
• June 6-7: Technology-led Economic Development, Ann Arbor, MI
• June 20-21: Business Retention and Expansion, Baltimore, MD
• July 18-19: Workforce Development, Madison, WI
• July 31 - Aug 2: Economic Development Credit Analysis, Minneapolis, MN
• Aug 15-16: Economic Development Strategic Planning, Madison, WI
• Aug 29-30: Business Retention and Expansion, Atlanta, GA
• Sept 12-13: Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies, Baltimore, MD

» View the entire 2013 calendar

2013 IEDC Refer-A-Member Campaign

Share Your IEDC Membership Experience with Friends and Colleagues and Win a Trip to Saint Croix

Just as you rely on IEDC to provide answers to today's complex and demanding economic development issues, IEDC relies on you to spread the word about member benefits and services throughout the economic development community. Although it may be hard to believe, many of your colleagues are still unaware of the value of an IEDC membership. We need your help in introducing these economic development professionals to IEDC and tell them about all the great services we provide.

» Have Someone to Refer?
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2012 Salary Survey of Economic Development Professionals

Order Your Copy Today!

No other resource provides the comprehensive and up-to-date information that you will find in IEDC's new 2012 Salary Survey of Economic Development Professionals. This reference publication remains the economic development industry standard for compensation, demographic and professional activity information. Data from thousands of economic development professionals make this an authoritative report of exacting detail. In 170 pages, readers can view economic developer compensation and activity from a wide variety of key perspectives location, title, organization budget, community size, education, experience, and dozens more.

Survey participants: Order your copy
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Job Listings

Openings for the week of April 15

Got openings? Place your job ad with IEDC and get four weeks of exposure to more than 20,000 economic development professionals across the nation and beyond. Simply fill out the online form.

» Visit the Job Center for details on each listing.

April 15, 2013
• Manager-Business Development, St. Mary's County Government (Leonardtown, MD)
• Economic Development Manager, City of Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA)

April 8, 2013
• Business Development Manager, Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami, FL)
• Business Development Business Attraction Manager, EDC of Florida's Space Coast (Rockledge, FL)
• Retail Development Specialist, ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc. (Raleigh, NC)
• Business Retention Manager, City of Cedar Hill (Cedar Hill, TX)

April 1, 2013
• Economic Development Project Manager, Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County (Huntsville, AL)
• Economic Development Manager, Town of Herndon (Herndon, VA)
• Executive Director, Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council (Lake Wales, FL)
• President and CEO, Greater Scranton Chamber (Scranton, PA)
• President/CEO, Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance (Columbia, TN)

March 25, 2013
• Economic Development Administrator, City of Gilbert (Gilbert, AZ)
• Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority (Jacksonville, FL)
• Economic Development Manager, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (St. Paul, MN)
• Economic Development Manager, City of Rockford (Rockford, IL)
• CEO, Workforce Florida, Inc (Talahassee, FL)
• Business Development Coordinator, CAREDF (Casa Grande, AZ)
• Assistant Director, City of Antonio's Economic Development Department (San Antonio, TX)

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Upcoming IEDC Events:


2013 Spring Conference
June 9-11 | Ann Arbor, MI

2013 Annual Conference
Octrober 6-9 | Philadelphia, PA

Web Seminars

The Art of Exporting and Taking Your Community Global
April 25

How to Construct a Good Community Impact Model
May 22

Training Courses

Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies
April 18-19 | Atlanta, GA

Business Retention and Expansion
May 2-3 | Anchorage, AK

Real Estate Development & Reuse
May 16-17 | Madison, WI

Managing Economic Development Organizations
May 23-24 | San Antonio, TX

Technology-led Economic Development
June 6-7 | Ann Arbor, MI

Business Retention and Expansion
June 20-21 | Baltimore, MD

Workforce Development
July 18-19 | Madison, WI

IEDC Services:

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New IEDC Members:

City of Carlsbad, CA

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Richmond, VA

City of Bloomington, IN

City of Yuma, AZ

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
Lawrence, KS

Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
Gainesville, GA

Site Selection Group, LLC
Dallas, TX

City of Orem, UT

Colorado State University, Office of Community & Economic Development
Fort Collins, CO

Geisinger Health System Foundation
Danville, PA

Auburn University, Economic & Community Development Institute
Hurtsboro, AL

Mille Lacs County
Milaca, MN

Town of Chestermere, AB Canada

Francis Marion University
Florence, SC

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The International Economic Development Council is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.

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