July 22, 2013

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• Annual Conference: New Metric Helps Measure Quality-of-Life
• August Webinar to Discuss New Revenue Avenues for Your EDO
• Economic Development Strategic Planning Training in Madison, WI
• IEDC's Training Courses Can Take Your Career to the Next Level
• IEDC Offers Education Scholarships - Learn More
• IEDC Releases Report on the Impacts of Immigration
• Register for IEDC's Online Consultant Database
• Partners
• Requests for Proposals
• July 22 Job Listings

Link:  2013 Annual Conference

Annual Conference: New Metric Helps Economic Developers Measure Quality-of-Life

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

Defining Issues Luncheon
Monday, October 7, 2013, 12:15 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $45

What if you could measure the American Dream and how citizens in your community feel about their ability to obtain it? At the 2013 IEDC Annual Conference, Xavier University Professor and TEDx Cincy Speaker Dr. Gregory Smith will discuss the development of the American Dream Composite Index (ADCI), and its implications for the work of economic developers and other community leaders.

Attend the Defining Issues Luncheon to learn more about measuring the American Dream and why it matters to you. To attend this event, register now for the IEDC Annual Conference.

August Webinar to Discuss New Revenue Avenues for Your EDO

Generate New Revenue: Sell Your EDO's Research, Consulting & Marketing Skills

Wednesday, August 28 | 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST

It's time to think out of the box. Faced with reduced public funding, many economic development organizations (EDOs) are augmenting revenue through research and consulting services. Drawing on two case studies from IEDC's Financing EDOs report, IEDC's August webinar will explore the efforts of two different EDOs that developed novel strategies to generate additional revenue through contractual research, consulting and professional services. Attendees will explore how these EDOs determined the services they offer, price structure for these services, when to work with other research firms, and how to avoid competing with members.


Ron Kitchens
Southwest Michigan First
Kalamazoo, MI

Bill Popp
President & CEO
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)
Anchorage, AK

Stay ahead of the curve and register for our September webinar:
Turning Your Board Members into Change Agents
, Thursday, September 26, 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST

Economic Development Strategic Planning Training Offered in Madison, WI

Economic Development Strategic Planning
Date: August 15 - 16
Location: Madison, WI

This highly interactive course lets participants work in small teams to help understand the complexity of strategic planning and its challenges. Economic developers must build consensus among board members, stakeholders and the community as a whole, creating a unified vision for the future. Learn techniques to build consensus among stakeholders who represent different values and interests. Also, participants will learn the quantitative techniques used to better understand their community including: location quotients, shift share, input-output and cluster analyses. Explore project assessment methods for setting priorities and measuring your plan's impact.


Paul D. Hampton
Executive Vice President
Ady Voltedge

Janna King, CEcD, EDFP
Economic Development Services, Inc.

Jon Roberts
TIP Strategies, Inc.

Anne Roise, MCP, CEcD
Planning & Project Development Consultant
K. Denny, P.C.

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 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 the Economic Development Impacts of Immigration

Immigration is an integral part of America's past, present, and future. In recent decades, the waves of immigrants coming to U.S. shores have grown larger. Due to changes in immigration flows and settlement patterns, some economic development organizations (EDOs) are now facing immigration issues and immigrant populations without adequate knowledge or relevant experience. This paper summarizes the large body of research on immigration and economic development, and finds much evidence that immigration strengthens the economy and contributes in several positive ways. Throughout the paper, various case studies illustrate how EDOs in communities large and small have engaged immigrants in economic development.

The report is available via free download for IEDC members and for sale in print to non-members for $60.

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 22

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 22, 2013
• Director of Economic Development, County of Augusta (Verona, VA)
• Marketing and Research Manager, Prince William County Department of Economic Development (Gainesville, VA)
• Business Services Coordinator, City of Gaithersburg (Gaithersburg, MD)
• Executive Vice President, Business Development, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (Phoenix, AZ)

July 15, 2013
• City Manager, City of Joliet (Joliet, IL)
• Executive Director, Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority (Brunswick, GA)
• Executive Director, Roswell-Chaves County EDC (Roswell, NM)
• Economic Development Director, Kaycee-Buffalo-Johnson County (Kaycee-Buffalo-Johnson County, WY)
• Commercial Lending/Manager, Rural Region, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (Baltimore, MD)

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)

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Upcoming IEDC Events:


2013 Annual Conference
October 6-9 | Philadelphia, PA

Web Seminars

Generate New Revenue: Sell Your EDO's Research, Consulting, and Marketing Skills
August 28

Turning Your Board Members into Owners of Change
September 26

Training Courses

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

Real Estate Development & Reuse
October 24-25 | Atlanta, GA

Economic Development Strategic Planning
November 7-8 | Atlanta, GA

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Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
Bowling Green, KY

Kentucky Cabinet For Economic Development
Frankfort, KY

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
Lawrence, KS

City of Eagan, MN

The 7 Rivers Alliance
La Crosse, WI

Business Development Corporation of Electra
Electra, TX

City of Renton, WA

FDi Intelligence
London, England

City of St. Marys, GA

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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