July 8, 2013

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• Webinar Discusses Veterans & What They Can Offer Your Community
• Annual Conference: Learn International Best Practices
• Silent Auction to Benefit the Diane Lupke Scholarship
• Participate in the IEDC Metrics Research and Advance your EDO
• Workforce Development Training Offered in Madison, WI
• IEDC's Training Courses Can Take Your Career to the Next Level
• IEDC Offers Education Scholarships - Learn More
• New IEDC Report on Navigating Federal Disaster Recovery Funding
• 2013 IEDC Refer-A-Member Campaign
• 2012 Salary Survey of Economic Development Professionals
• Register for IEDC's Online Consultant Database
• Partners
• Requests for Proposals
• July 8 Job Listings

July Webinar to Discuss Veterans & What They Can Offer Your Community

The Veteran Impact: Skilled Workers & Entrepreneurs in Your Community

Date: Thursday, July 11
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST

According to the United States Small Business Administration, 9% of all U.S. firms are veteran-owned. These 2.45 million firms have nearly 6 million employees. It's no wonder so many veterans go on to become successful entrepreneurs when you consider that the military spends $140 billion dollars annually on education and training. And the positive impact veterans can have on your local economy doesn't end there. Each year, over 200,000 servicemen and women are transitioning into civilian life, representing a highly skilled workforce with valuable skills that are applicable in today's rapidly changing economy, from computers to logistics and manufacturing to welding. The talent is there and all that remains is connecting the dots to putting veteran skills and know-how to work in your community.

Join us for a webinar on July 11 at 2:30 EST and learn:

• To better understand the veteran workforce and what it has to offer your community, including how veterans can play a role in your business retention and expansion efforts.
• How SBAs "3 C's" - Counseling, Capital, Contracting - can help you develop and nurture veteran entrepreneurs and the job growth they bring.
• What resources are at your disposal NOW that you can begin using to develop your veteran community into a thriving, significant contributor to your local economy.


Rhett Jeppson
Associate Administrator
US Small Business Administration
Office of Veterans Business Development
Washington, DC

Tom Stellman
President & CEO
TIP Strategies, Inc
Austin, TX

Learn International Best Practices at the 2013 IEDC Annual Conference

Creating Tomorrow's Economy Today
October 6-9, Philadelphia, PA

» Register before August 9 and save with our Early Registration Rates

The International Economic Development Council's 2013 Annual Conference offers a rare chance to hear and share ideas about global economic development. Attendees will strategically invest in and learn from innovative techniques that are helping shape the field around the world. They will network with international associates, connect with new colleagues, and discover interesting opportunities outside the United States. With a diverse selection of speakers, this conference will share international perspectives that are truly invaluable to the profession.

As the event nears, many more speakers will be added to this list. Some of the people who have already committed to share their diverse perspectives include:

Greg Baeker, PhD, Director, Cultural Development, Millier Dickinson Blais, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada
Douglas van den Berghe, CEO & Founder, Investment Consulting Associates (ICA), LocationSelector, ICAincentives, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rui Boavista Marques, Trade and Investment Commissioner, AICEP Portugal Global Trade & Investment Agency, New York, NY
Andy Curtis, Founding Partner & Director, Global Innovation Partners, LTD, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Patrick Dine, Founder & CEO, PSD Global, Washington, DC
Simon Galpin, Director-General, Investment Promotion, President, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), Invest Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jean-Paul Gauthier, Esq., Deputy Secretary General and Acting Vice President, World Economic Processing Zones Association, Deal, Kent, United Kingdom
Michael Iacovazzi-Pau, Manager of Global Engagement, Greater Louisville, Inc., Louisville, KY
Marina R. James, MBA, President & CEO, Economic Development Winnipeg, Inc., Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Christopher Knight, International Sales Manager, FDI Intelligence, London, England, United Kingdom
Henry Loewendahl, VP North America, Financial Times Ltd and Managing Director, WAVTEQ Ltd, Toronto, ON
Fred Morley, Executive Vice President & Chief Economist, Greater Halifax Partnership, Halifax, NS, Canada
Thomas D. Nastas, President & Founder, Innovate Ventures, Inc., Moscow, Russia
Peter Paul, Project Leader, Assisting Local Leaders with Immigrant Employment Strategies (ALLIES), Maytree Foundation, Toronto, ON, Canada
Dan Taylor, President & CEO, Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Participate in the IEDC Metrics Research and Advance your EDO

Enter for a chance to win a free registration to our 2014 Leadership Summit!

Through IEDC's active engagement with its membership, we have heard from economic development professionals from all over the country about the need for help in 1) assessing the current metrics being used, and 2) the development of a better set of metrics to measure the impact of economic development organizations (EDOs) on the economic prosperity of their communities and regions.

IEDC's Economic Development Research Partners (EDRP) program is responding to this need. We need your help in this effort. Click this survey link to help IEDC researchers understand what you currently measure and give us your opinions about those metrics. And in the process discover contemporary metrics that can help you even before the final IEDC research is published. We are not asking you to evaluate your EDO's performance - rather we want to learn what and how you measure your success.

Your response to this survey is a crucial first step in IEDC's effort to produce a reliable body of research that can guide EDOs to select the measures and methodologies that best reflect their performance.

What's in it for you?

• Learn how most successful EDOs measure their own performance
• Better understand the value of your work and start managing your performance for improved results
• Demonstrate the value of your organization to your elected officials and the rest of your community
• Attract more investments with new and better metrics
Enter into a drawing for a chance to win a free registration to IEDC's Leadership Summit in Irvine, California, to be held February 2-4, 2014 (value of up-to $725).

Workforce Development Training Offered in Madison, WI, Next Week

Learn about what collaborative programs will help upgrade the skills of your community's existing workforce.

Workforce Development
Date: July 18-19, 2013
Location: Madison, WI

Skilled workers are the backbone of a productive and efficient economy. This versatile course explains the strong relationship between economic and workforce development through case studies, practical examples, and current research. Course participants will learn what programs currently leverage federal, state, and local financial resources to support workforce development. Learn about what collaborative programs will help upgrade the skills of your community's existing workforce. Other topics of discussion will include: talent attraction, K-12 development and integration, occupational analysis, target industry clusters, and more.

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

• 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 & Small Business Development Strategies, Baltimore, MD
• Sept 19-20: Real Estate Development & Reuse, Denver, CO
• Oct 3-4: Economic Development Marketing & Attraction, Philadelphia, PA
• Oct 24-25: Real Estate Development & Reuse, Atlanta, GA
• Nov 7-8: Economic Development Strategic Planning, Phoenix, AZ
• Nov 21-22: Business Retention and Expansion, Toronto, ON
• Dec 4-6: Economic Development Credit Analysis, San Antonio, TX

» View the entire 2013 calendar

IEDC Offers Education Scholarships - Learn More

All Applications Must be Postmarked by August 2

IEDC is proud to offer four scholarships to attend any IEDC education course of the recipient's choice. Applicants must work for an organization based in a distressed community.

Diane Lupke, CEcD, President of Lupke & Associates and a strong advocate for ED initiatives within distressed communities, is the founder of this education scholarship fund. The scholarship recipient is able to enhance his or her knowledge in economic development through participation in IEDC Training Courses.

Learn more and apply today. The deadline for applications is August 2. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Bell at

IEDC Releases Report on Navigating Federal Disaster Recovery Funding Requirements

The International Economic Development Council has released a new report, Federal Disaster Recovery Funding: Minimizing Roadblocks to Maximize Resources, that helps guide local communities, states and economic development organizations (EDOs) through some of the most important challenges to using federal disaster recovery funds for economic recovery efforts.

Report highlights include:

• A brief overview of how federal disaster recovery funding works.
• Federal agencies that assist local communities and states during the economic recovery process.
• Information on how to navigate the requirements of different federal disaster recovery funding programs

The report also contains important guidance and best practice information on obtaining "waivers" of specific federal agency funding requirements, including practical real world examples of communities that have used waivers to accelerate their economic recovery.

It is more important than ever for economic development organizations to be prepared for disaster, and recovery funding is a significant issue that virtually every community faces when recovering from natural or man-made disasters. To learn more about these issues IEDC encourages you to download the free report.

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
IEDC members and non-members: Order your copy

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 Web site, 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


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Requests for Proposals

Request for Proposals, SC2 Challenge, City of Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)

The City of Greensboro is at a crossroads and needs your input. Up to $1 million will be awarded through the Economic Development Administration's SC2 Challenge to the best plan submitted that spurs economic growth in Greensboro.

SC2 (Strong Cities, Strong Communities) Challenge. To learn how you can respond to the request for proposals (RFP), contact Prince John Gaither-Eli at 336-373-7573 or visit

Innovative ideas and an economic strategy worth up to $1million are located at the intersection where Greensboro's future and prosperity meet. Offer your ideas, suggestions and strategies today. Participate in the SC2 Challenge!

Request for Proposals, Saratoga County (Saratoga County, NY)

Saratoga County is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to prepare a county-wide Economic Development Strategic Plan.

The Plan will provide a framework to increase the tax base, promote investment, and create jobs in Saratoga County over the next 5-10 years. It will identify strategies and present a detailed plan of action for moving forward. The Plan will also make recommendations regarding an appropriate organizational structure to execute this blueprint beginning in 2014.

Proposals are due by 5:00 pm, Monday, July 22, 2013. The full RFP is available at

Job Listings

Openings for the week of July 8

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.

July 8, 2013
• Senior Economic Development Program Coordinator, Town of Buckeye (Buckeye, AZ)

July 1, 2013
• Multiple New Loan/Grant Program Positions, NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) (New York, NY)
• Economic Development Manager, Botetourt County (Botetourt, VA)
• Economic Development Director, Hoffman Estates (Hoffman Estates, IL)
• Economic Development Manager, City of Fairfax (Fairfax, VA)
• Managing Director, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
• Director of Economic Development Marketing & Research, Round Rock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Partnership (Round Rock, TX)
• Enterprise Development Director, Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadRep) (Madison, WI)

June 24, 2013
• Sites and Building Manager, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce (Bowling Green, KY)
• Economic Development Manager, City of Sierra Vista (Sierra Vista, AZ)
• Economic Development Manager, City of Poway (Poway, CA)
• Economic Development Director, City of Savannah (Savannah, GA)
• Director of Business Retention & Expansion, Baton Rouge Area Chamber (Baton Rouge, LA)
• Chief Executive Officer, OneRedmond (Redmond, WA)
• Business Development Manager, Bannock Development Corporation (Pocatello, ID)

June 17, 2013
• Economic Development Manager, City of Issaquah (Issaquah, WA)
• Sr. Business Development Coordinator, Portland Development Commission (Portland, OR)
• Sustainability Director and Economic Development Position, City of Galesburg (Galesburg, IL)
• Executive Director, Seize The Future Development Foundation (Aurora, IL)
• Vice President Economic Development, GO Topeka Economic Partnership (Topeka, KS)
• Economic Development Coordinator, Village of Glen Ellyn (Glen Ellyn, IL)
• International Marketing Professional, Virginia Economic Department Partnership (Richmond, VA)
• Business Expansion Manager, Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Richmond, VA)

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Upcoming IEDC Events:


2013 Annual Conference
October 6-9 | Philadelphia, PA

Web Seminars

The Veteran Impact: Skilled Workers & Entrepreneurs in Your Community
July 11

Training Courses

Workforce Development
July 18-19 | Madison, WI

Economic Development Credit Analysis
July 31-August 2 | Minneapolis, MN

Economic Development Strategic Planning
August 15-16 | Madison, WI

Business Retention and Expansion
August 29-30 | Atlanta, GA

Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies
September 12-13 | Baltimore, MD

Real Estate Development & Reuse
September 19-20 | Denver, CO

Economic Development Marketing & Attraction
October 3-4 | Philadelphia, PA

IEDC Services:

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

New IEDC Members:

City of Margate, FL

ComEd-An Exelon Company
Chicago, IL

Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
Harrisburg, PA

City of Goodyear, AZ

Salina Area Chamber of Commerce
Salina, KS

City of Elk Grove, CA

Nortillo & Associates, Inc.
Hoffman Estates, IL

AEP Kentucky Power
Pikeville, KY

Swiftcurrent Ventures
Ketchikan, AK

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Durham, NC

City of South Sioux City, NE

Town of Youngtown, AZ

City of Alpharetta, GA

City of Boynton Beach, FL

Universal City Industrial Development Corporation
Universal City, TX

Strategic Urban Solutions
Cleveland, OH

Northwest Kentucky Forward
Henderson, KY

City of Marquette, MI

Village of Lincolnshire, IL

Allen Economic Development Partners, Inc.
Miami, FL

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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