August 12, 2013

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• Annual Conference Early Registration Deadline Extended
• Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies Training in Baltimore
• IEDC's Training Courses Can Take Your Career to the Next Level
• IEDC Releases New Reports on Economic Development Potential of Nascent Clean Energy Markets
• August Webinar to Discuss New Revenue Avenues for Your EDO
• Register for IEDC's Online Consultant Database
• Partners
• Requests for Proposals
• August 12 Job Listings

Link:  2013 Annual Conference

IEDC Annual Conference Early Registration Deadline Extended

» Register by this Friday, August 16 and save with our Early Registration Rates

IEDC's 2013 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Penn. from October 6-9 is underway to becoming the most successful and largest gathering of economic development professionals in the world. Don't miss your chance to connect with industry practitioners and continue your education by gaining the most up-to-date information about our profession.

Check out the brochure (PDF) to discover everything the conference has to offer. Session topics revolve around promoting innovation in a global market, finding and retaining talented practitioners, developing lasting infrastructure, and so much more.

As the world's 5th largest economy, the 200-mile area centered on Philadelphia accounts for 18% of the U.S. population, and is home to more than 120 of the Fortune 500.Experience the area's transformation from a manufacturing based economy into a learning region that boasts an array of key strengths. Through a program of top speakers, cutting-edge topics, and educational tours, conference attendees will not only see the region's innovative energy, but leave with fresh strategies and tools to take their organizations to the next level.

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies Training Offered in Baltimore, MD

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies
Date: September 12 - 13
Location: Baltimore, MD

This multi-faceted course explores the core aspects of entrepreneurial and small business development including value-add partnerships, technical assistance programs, financing, business incubation and more. Entrepreneurs and small businesses stimulate job creation, develop crucial innovations in both products and services and promote the diversification of the economic base. In this course, you will learn the financial and managerial tools economic developers use to create a climate that encourages entrepreneurial and small business development. Also, practitioners will examine the barriers they face and how communities can leverage their economic development resources to build highly integrated networks to help businesses thrive in the global economy.


Maureen Collins-Williams
Director, UNI Entrepreneurship Outreach
University of Northern Iowa

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

Erik R. Pages Ph.D.
EntreWorks Consulting

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

• 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 Releases New Reports on Economic Development Potential of Nascent Clean Energy Markets

IEDC is releasing new research on three nascent clean energy markets: electric vehicles, offshore wind energy and net-zero energy homes. These are transformative technologies for the United States that have not been widely deployed, yet their job creation potential is great, alongside the environmental and other benefits they bring. Supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the report aims to help economic developers unlock the potential of these industries to grow local wealth, jobs and investment. "Creating the Clean Energy Economy" discusses the sectorsí economic development benefits in detail, hurdles to market development and strategies to help overcome these hurdles.

All reports (PDF) are free for both IEDC members and non members.

» Download Executive Summary
» Download "Analysis of the Electric Vehicle Industry"
» Download "Analysis of the Offshore Wind Energy Industry"
» Download "Analysis of the Net-Zero Energy Homes Industry"

Stay tuned for a free IEDC webinar for IEDC members and non members on September 5, 2013, 2-3 pm ET. Jeff Allen of Drive Oregon and Ed Mazria of Architecture 2030 will be leading a discussion on the future of the electric vehicles, offshore wind energy and NZEH industries. Contact for details.

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

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


Visit GIS Planning's Web siteAs IEDC's exclusive partner for online property listings, demographics and online mapping products and services, GIS Planning Inc.'s online solutions are the industry standard for economic development web sites. GIS Planning Inc.'s suite of geographic information systems (GIS) powered products & services, including ZoomProspector Enterprise and the nationwide site selection website, and SizeUp business intelligence are the culmination of over 15 years of experience developing online economic development focused solutions. connects businesses looking for new locations with the communities and economic development organizations that are the right match. Today, GIS Planning online solutions power more economic development websites than any other provider.

Visit Accrinet's siteAccrinet delivers comprehensive solutions in all aspects of digital strategy, tailored specifically to your EDC, community and challenges. Our solutions are designed to increase your revenues, decrease your expenses and improve your communication with your target audience.

Visit the Portfol Web sitePortfol™, PIDC's multi-user portfolio management system, is a fully integrated client and contact management software system - track a project from start to finish! Includes loan servicing, demographics, job tracking, financial statement and insurance monitoring, EDA, CDBG, NMTC and CDFI reporting data - everything you need to effectively manage your economic development operations all in one comprehensive system. Portfol™ - the only system created, used and maintained by an economic developer.

Requests for Proposals

Request for Proposals, City of Phoenix, Community and Economic Development Department (Phoenix, AZ)

Downtown Phoenix Urban Redevelopment/Development Opportunity

The City of Phoenix, Community and Economic Development Department (CEDD), invites Request for Proposals(RFP) for the disposition, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of city-owned historic structures and development of a vacant parcel, located in downtown Phoenix, (Addendum 5 - RFP-CED-2012-UMD01-A5), "Adding Three city-owned Properties on North Second Avenue between McKinley and Roosevelt Streets." For additional details please download the RFP at:

Addendum 5 - RFP-CED-2012-UMD01-A5, opened Friday, July 12, 2013. All proposals are to be submitted to: The CEDD reception desk located on the 20th Floor at 200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003, by 12:00 P.M. (noon) Arizona Time, Friday, August 30, 2013. For additional information, contact Isis Sanchez at or 602-262-5040.

**** IMPORTANT **** PLEASE NOTE: Addendum 5 - RFP-CED-2012-UMD01-A5, is an addendum to, and is subject to, the "URBAN AND/OR MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX" RFP (RFP-CED-2012-UMD01), which may also be downloaded at:

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!

Job Listings

Openings for the week of August 12

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.

August 12, 2013
• Community and Economic Development Director, City of Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ)
• Chief Operating Officer, High Profile Non-Profit Organization (Oklahoma City, OK)
• International Trade Administrator, City of Mentor (Mentor, OH)
• Vice President of Knowledge Management & Economic Development Practice, International Economic Development Council (Washington, DC)
• Senior Community Development Analyst, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Washington, DC)

August 5, 2013
• Executive Director, Carroll Area Development Corporation and Chamber of Commerce (Carroll, IA)
• Business Development Manager, City of Las Vegas, Economic and Urban Development Dept. (Las Vegas, NV)
• Economic Development Executive Director, Washington County Economic Growth Partnership, Inc. (Salem, IN)

July 29, 2013
• Vice President of Knowledge Management & Economic Development Practice, International Economic Development Council (Washington, DC)
• Public Relations and Events Manager, Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Inc (Miami, FL)
• Economic Development Director and CEO, Greater Osceola Partnership for Economic Prosperity (Kissimmee, FL)
• Economic Development Director, City of Garland (City of Garland, TX)
• Executive Director, Forward Devils Lake (Devils Lake, ND)
• Director of Economic Development, Brooks City-Base, (San Antonio, TX)
• Executive Vice President, Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce (Benton Harbor, MI)

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)
• Vice President, Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development, GO Topeka Economic Partnership (Topeka, KS

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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 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

Business Retention & Expansion
November 21-22 | Toronto, ON

Economic Development Credit Analysis
December 4-6 | San Antonio, TX

IEDC Services:

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

New IEDC Members:

Madison County Council of Governments
Anderson, IN

Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM

San Francisco Center for Economic Development
San Francisco, CA

City of Colleyville, TX

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
Madison, WI

Orlando Utilities Commission
Orlando, FL

City of Urbandale, IA

The Ramey Agency
Jackson, MS

Tools for Business Success
Burr, NE

City of Waupapa, WI

City of Windsor Heights, IA

Economic Development Corp of Shasta County
Redding, CA

Bloomberg LP
New York, NY

Plano, TX

Peter Kwass Consulting
Somerville, MA

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Lansing, MI

Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Columbia, SC

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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