June 16, 2014

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• Practical Tips on Growing Your Manufacturing Base
• Still a Few Seats for Neighborhood Dev Strategies Training this Week
• IEDC Professional Development: Take Your Career to the Next Level
• *New* Preparing for the CEcD Exam Workshop Requirement
• Are You (or Someone You Know) Eligible for an IEDC Education Scholarship?
• Annual Spotlight: How "Locally Owned" Drives Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and New Investment
• New EDRP Report Offers Alternatives to Financial Incentives
• Register for IEDC's Online Consultant Database
• Partners
• June 16 Job Listings

Practical Tips on Growing Your Manufacturing Base: June 18 Webinar

Identifying Prime Candidates for Reshoring
Wednesday, June 18 | 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST

While the reshoring movement may still be in its early stages, there is real evidence of North American companies reconsidering the domestic option for manufacturing. Rapidly rising wages in Asia, higher oil costs, a broader understanding of total manufacturing and development costs, and the strategic impacts of offshoring, are some of factors that are making offshore look less attractive. There are also attractive factors such as lower U.S. and Canadian energy costs, a consumer preference for North American made products, and a depreciated dollar that are contributing.

In this webinar, presenters will discuss the data and tools that make a strong case for reshoring. Harry Moser of the Reshoring Initiative will discuss how to assist companies to accurately assess their total cost of offshoring and consider the domestic alternative. Mark Condon of Datamyne will provide insights on key import data and how it can be useful to help identify companies that are good prospects for returning production to U.S. shores.


Harry Moser
Reshoring Initiative

Mark Condon
Economic Development Manager

Still a Few Seats Left in our Neighborhood Development Strategies Training Held this Week

Neighborhood Development Strategies
June 19-20 | Madison, WI

Neighborhood economic development programs strive to improve the economic well-being and quality of life within a city or region by providing jobs and strengthening the tax base. This practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to complement current neighborhood development theory.

Course Highlights:

• Asset creation, wealth creation, and enterprise development & expansion
• Housing development, real estate speculation, and tax-base stabilization
• Public and private sector role in combating inner city unemployment
• Examining historical and current neighborhood trends
• Performing leakage assessments and gap analyses
• Aligning strategic plans for multiple neighborhood groups
• Understanding the underserved needs for banking and grocery
• Working with media to share success stories


Mark Barbash, FM
Chief Operating Officer
Finance Fund

Carolyn Dellutri
Senior Director of Programs and Services
National Main Street Center, Inc.

Diane Lupke, CEcD FM
Lupke & Associates, Inc.

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 course information

Upcoming Training Courses Include:
• June 19-20: Neighborhood Development Strategies, Madison, WI
• July 17-18: Economic Development Strategic Planning, Atlanta, GA
• Aug 6-8: Economic Development Credit Analysis, Denver, CO
• Aug 14-15: Economic Development Marketing and Attraction, Atlanta, GA
• Aug 21-22: Business Retention and Expansion, Indianapolis, IN
• Sept 18-19: Economic Development Strategic Planning, Baltimore, MD

» View the entire calendar

*New* Preparing for the CEcD Exam Workshop Requirement

New candidates applying to sit for a Certified Economic Developer exam taking place after December 31, 2014 must participate in a "Preparing for the CEcD Exam Workshop," either in-person or via webinar. This workshop provides candidates' with a complete overview of the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam process, from application to the oral examination. They will learn tools and techniques for preparing for the exam and witness a mock oral interview.

This workshop is offered at the Annual Conference free of charge. It will also be offered at least once a year in webinar format:

Thursday, August 7, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Tuesday, December 16, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Why It Matters to Hire a Certified Economic Developer

For employers, learn more about the value of having a Certified Economic Developer on staff: "Why It Matters to Hire a CEcD" (PDF article from IEDC's Economic Development Now newsletter).

Are You (or Someone You Know) Eligible for an IEDC Education Scholarship?

The Diane Lupke Scholarship Fund

If you work in a distressed community and are interested in pursuing professional development opportunities, we have an opportunity for you.

Through the Diane Lupke Scholarship Fund, IEDC is proud to award four scholarships to economic development professionals (two IEDC members and two nonmembers) working in distressed communities to attend an IEDC education course of the recipient’s choice.

Submission and Timeline
Please download the application for and submit all materials by Friday, July 25, 2014 to be eligible for consideration.

» Download the application form (PDF)

Submit application materials and direct questions to Rebecca Thomas at

Annual Conference Panel Spotlight: Growing Local: How "Locally Owned" Drives Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and New Investment

Steering Towards the Future: Convergence, Connectivity, and Creativity
October 19-22 | Fort Worth, TX

Register before July 25 and save with our Early Registration Rates

Studies from over six US states and Canadian provinces show that locally-owned businesses return as much as two to three times more wealth per dollar spent to their communities than their non-local counterparts. This session will feature three short, interactive case studies from places that are catalyzing the power of local business to revitalize urban and rural economies.

What you will learn:

• The impact of local ownership in creating additional jobs and wealth within your community
• How to communicate the importance of local ownership and economic multipliers to the media, elected officials, and people in your community
• Tips for assisting local businesses across different industry sectors

Don't miss out on the largest international gathering of economic development professionals in the world. Learn more about this year's conference program.

New EDRP Report Offers Alternatives to Financial Incentives

More than Money: Alternative Incentives that Benefit Companies and Communities

Incentives are among the most important tools available to economic development organizations (EDOs) for business attraction. Although financial incentives are more commonly used, a fast-evolving alternative focuses on business assistance other than a direct subsidy. These alternative incentives are the focus of this paper. It explores more than 40 different types of alternative incentives EDOs use, examines cases where alternative incentives were successfully used for business attraction or expansion, and provides recommendations for effectively utilizing them.

» IEDC Member download
» Purchase in the bookstore

Are You an ED Consultant Looking for More Business? Register for IEDC's Online Consultant Database

Let IEDC help clients find you.

Market your consulting services to thousands of economic development professionals...for less than a dollar a day. Accessible to all 1000-plus daily visitors to the IEDC website, the online Consultant Database makes it easy for potential clients to find you.

You will be able to display detailed company information and list multiple offices/contacts, helping those searching for consultants find you. Here’s where you can tell the ED community about yourself: your location, areas of economic development specialty, certified practitioners and other criteria.

Join the Consultant Database. Register online or contact Phil Goodwin at (202) 639-9106 or


Visit Accrinet's siteAccrinet is a digital agency that assists economic development organizations in leveraging the Web to attract companies into the region, cultivate entrepreneurial efforts, manage and grow membership, raise money, publicize causes and communicate with key constituencies.

Visit Atlas' siteAtlas is a niche economic development marketing and technology firm that helps economic developers effectively reach site selection and prospect audiences while generating the greatest gains in economic development recruitment, retention, and investor activity for the lowest cost. Atlas deliver branding, website development, GIS mapping, marketing strategy, and creative campaigns with a staff experienced in economic development. The exclusive "High Performance Economic Development Marketing Agency Partner for the International Economic Development Council", Atlas' economic development marketing work and technologies have been named among the best in the country by International industry and professional organizations across North America. Led by a former economic development practitioners Atlas has worked with 125+ different economic development clients in 43+ states. Our approach and experience means that our campaigns generate an average of three to as many as ten times the response of other campaigns.

Visit ESRI's siteSince 1969, ESRI® has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The world leader in GIS, Esri technology is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, and more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies. Esri's Location Analytics suite brings geography and business intelligence together, allowing economic developers to view data in revealing geographic patterns that enable better decision making. Learn more about site selection, business attraction/retention, and demographic analysis. Visit Esri in the exhibit hall and at

Job Listings

Openings for the week of June 16

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.

June 16, 2014
• CEO, Grays Harbor County (Montesano, WA)
• Executive Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Association (Madison, WI)
• Economic Development Director, Bremer County (Waverly, IA)
• Executive Director, Ohio City Incorporated (Cleveland, OH)
• Director of Economic Development, City of North Las Vegas (North Las Vegas, NV)
• Executive Director, Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) (Eastern Kentucky Region, KY)

June 9, 2014
• Executive Director, Downtown Austin Alliance (Austin, TX)
• Economic Development Coordinator, Village of Lisle (Lisle, IL)
• President, Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council (LAEGC) (Lewiston, ME)
• Director of Economic Development, City of Dayton (Dayton, OH)
• Researcher – Economic & Community Development, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (Madison, WI)
• Research & Fiscal Operations Analyst, Collier County Government’s Office of Business & Economic Development (Naples, FL)
• Senior Vice President of Business and Real Estate Development, Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)
• Economic Development Coordinator, City of Bloomington (Bloomington, IL)

June 2, 2014
• Regional Account Manager, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) (Milwaukee, WI)
• Executive Director, Paris Economic Development Corp. (Paris, TX)
• President and CEO, Invest Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
• Director of Economic Development, Orange County (Orange County, VA)
• Director of Economic Development, Greater Conroe Economic Development Corporation (Conroe, TX)
• VP of Marketing & Communications, Greater Portland (Portland, OR)
• President & CEO, Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce (Arkadelphia, AR)
• Business Development Director, Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center, College of Engineering at the University of Nevada (Reno, NV)

May 26, 2014
• Executive Director, South Central Kansas Economic Development District (SCKEDD) (Wichita, KS)
• Executive Director, Town of Hilton Head Island Economic Development Corporation (Hilton Head Island, SC)
• Business Advocate, City of Grants Pass (Grants Pass, OR)
• Vice President, Business Attraction, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (Lansing, MI)
• Economic Development Manager, City of Urbana (Urbana, IL)
• President and Chief Executive Officer, Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (Johnstown, NY)
• Executive Director, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (Brattleboro, VT)

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Upcoming IEDC Events:


2014 Annual Conference
October 19-22 | Fort Worth, TX

Web Seminars

Identifying Prime Candidates for Reshoring
June 18

Training Courses

Neighborhood Development Strategies
June 19-20 | Madison, WI

Economic Development Strategic Planning
July 17-18 | Atlanta, GA

Economic Development Credit Analysis
August 6-8 | Denver, CO

Economic Development Marketing & Attraction
August 14-15 | Atlanta, GA

Business Retention & Expansion
August 21-22 | Indianapolis, IN

Economic Development Strategic Planning
September 18-19 | Baltimore, MD

Introduction to Economic Development
October 1-3 | Toronto, ON

IEDC Services:

Did You Know: IEDC Members have access to our economic development policy blog?

New IEDC Members:

City of New Smyrna Beach, FL

Georgia Department of Economic Development
Atlanta, GA

Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development
Hays, KS

City of Glendale, AZ

Clinton County Regional Planning Commission
Wilmington, OH

SC Technical College System
Columbia, SC

Southern Illinois Research Park
Carbondale, IL

Joliet City Center Partnership
Joliet, IL

Cultivation Corridor
Ames, IA

City of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Oscar Ocasio
Elizabeth, NJ

Membership Contact:
Phil Goodwin
(202) 639-9106

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC's members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. 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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