November 11, 2013

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• Leadership Summit Early Registration Extended One Week
• Now Accepting Proposals for Ignite Session at Leadership Summit
• 2014 Annual Conference Request for Session Proposals
• Economic Development Credit Analysis Training in San Antonio
• Our Full 2014 Professional Development Schedule is Out
• There's Still Time to Register for Our FDI Webinar on Thursday
• 3 More Webinars Remain in Social Media Series
• Free Webinar: Developing Workforce Training Programs in Disaster-Impacted Communities
• Register for IEDC's Online Consultant Database
• Free Podcast: What Workers Really Think: Perspectives from the Front Lines
• Partners
• Request for Proposals, Charles County, MD
• November 11 Job Listings

Link:  2014 Leadership Summit

Leadership Summit Early Registration Extended One Week

» Get your registration in before close of business this Friday, November 15, and receive the cheapest registration rate.

The International Economic Development Council's 2014 Leadership Summit will highlight the ways in which economic developers can position themselves and their organizations to succeed in today's rapidly shifting global economy. In addition to sessions offering guidance on expanding FDI, exports, and other international business activity, this year's Leadership Summit will also include an unprecedented amount of professional workshops and leadership development content to help you develop your skills as an economic development leader.

IEDC is Now Accepting Proposals for our Ignite Session at the Leadership Summit

IEDC is accepting proposals for the fifth installment of our popular Ignite IEDC format, where speakers will share the best of what they're currently working on in economic development. Our next Ignite session will take place at the 2014 Leadership Summit in Irvine, CA from February 2-4. To be considered for inclusion in Ignite IEDC V, simply email a 250-word description of your proposed presentation, your biography and complete contact information to by Friday, December 6, 2013.

What's an IgniteŽ IEDC speech? It's the lightning round of public speaking with:

• 12-15 speakers
• 5 minutes per speaker on any economic development subject you choose...we're serious!
• 90 minutes total
• 20 slides per speaker, automatically advanced every 15 better keep up!
• An excited audience of your peers who can't wait to see and hear you

IgniteŽ IEDC will be more than a fun exercise. It will be a highly effective way of testing a new idea, spreading the word on a successful project and/or program, gauging audience reaction to a new way of presenting important information or refining your speaking skills.

For Ignite video footage from last year's Leadership Summit, check out IEDC's YouTube page.

2014 Annual Conference Request for Session Proposals

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is presenting its 2014 Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX from October 19-22, 2014. This conference is a unique opportunity to highlight economic development success stories, share new ideas, pursue new conference formats, and engage your colleagues at the largest yearly gathering of economic developers in the world. IEDC is seeking compelling session proposals to ensure a comprehensive slate of program offerings at the 2014 Annual Conference, while supporting next year's conference theme, Steering Towards the Future: Convergence, Connectivity, and Creativity.

» Download the RFSP (Word .docx)

Economic Development Credit Analysis Training to be Held in San Antonio, TX

Economic Development Credit Analysis
Date: December 4-6
Location: San Antonio, TX

This hands-on course presents business financing tools and available private financing options, as well as how the public sector can complement bank financing. You will learn how to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs and increased productivity. Course participants will also perform credit analysis by determining how well a company buys and sells to make a profit. Learn how to read financial reports, financial statements, balance sheets and profit and loss statements. Enroll now to understand the basics of structuring deals for small businesses that often combine public and private sector financing programs.


Sheldon Bartel, CEcD
Vice President, Lending
National Development Council

Our Full 2014 Professional Development Schedule is Out

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

First Quarter Training Courses Include:

• Jan 16-17: Neighborhood Development Strategies, New York, NY Metro Area
• Jan 30-31: Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies, Irvine, CA
• Feb 13-14: Economic Development Marketing and Attraction, Atlanta, GA
• Feb 20-21: Real Estate Development & Reuse, Baltimore, MD
• March 5-7: Economic Development Credit Analysis, Madison, WI
• March 20-21: Workforce Development, Washington, DC
• April 24-25: Business Retention and Expansion, Atlanta, GA

» View the entire calendar

There's Still Time to Register for Our FDI Webinar on Thursday

Unlock Strategies to Attract Investment from Asia

Thursday, November 14 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST

What's the power of foreign direct investment (FDI)? During 2012 the state of Florida created over 11,450 jobs from FDI alone, and the state of Texas saw $18 billion in investment. With 1,671 FDI projects occurring during 2012 in North America, economic development organizations can't afford to be on the sidelines any longer. Our November webinar will explore the continent of Asia and how it remains one of the top FDI project regions for EDOs to target.

By hearing from our expert speaker and learning best practices from relevant case studies, economic developers will be able to apply the strategies and methods taught during this webinar and tailor it to their community's position in the Asian market.


Dennis Meseroll
Tractus Asia Ltd
Bangkok, Thailand

Paul Zito
Vice President of International Development
Regional Growth Partnership
Toledo, OH

3 More Webinars Remain in Social Media Series

When: Tuesdays thru November 26 at 2:30 - 4:00 pm EST
Price: Each web seminar is $95 for members and $135 for Non-members
Members: Register for all remaining web seminars for only $220

Become a member of IEDC today and save

This fall, IEDC will be offering a special in-depth series of web seminars on the best use of social media for economic development initiatives. Each web seminar will provide instructions on how to use the platform, including useful tips for EDOs of all sizes. Presenters will answer your questions to help you better understand how to create a pro-active social media strategy.

Join IEDC this fall to gain a stronger understanding of what the social media platforms offer and learn how to develop a powerful strategy that draws global attention to your community. This web seminar series is being held in partnership with Atlas Advertising.

November 12: Community Branding Online: A Positive Presence in an Opinionated World

November 19: Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Become an Attention Hound

November 26: Economic Development Marketing From Good to Great: 8 Economic Development Marketing Tips to Get Your Community Noticed Today

Stay Ahead of the Curve and Register for our December Webinar: Partnering with Your Local Healthcare Industry to Drive Economic Impact, Thursday, December 12, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST

Free Webinar on Developing Workforce Training Programs in Disaster-Impacted Communities

Date: November 20, 2013
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST
Cost: Free

Click here to register

On November 20th IEDC will host a webinar on developing workforce training programs in disaster-impacted communities. A major disaster can disrupt market flows and impact local businesses in ways beyond the imagination. Either temporary business closures or permanent business relocations can cause major redundancies for the local workforce as well as discourage new talent from moving into the impacted communities. The situation can also exacerbate difficulties faced by disadvantaged populations.

This webinar will explore how economic developers can work with workforce development organizations to develop and implement new training programs that are based on changing market realities caused by the event. Learn about the process to identify skills to address business needs that help to strengthen the region's recovery and growth prospects. Speakers will present case examples from Joplin, Missouri following their EF-5 tornado and Katrina- impacted communities.

With funding from a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the 2013 Disaster Preparedness and Economic Recovery Webinar Series is produced by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

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

Free Podcast: What Workers Really Think: Perspectives from the Front Lines

Free Federal Reserve Podcast: Attracting and retaining workers is vital to the success of employers and communities. Carl Van Horn of Rutgers University's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development discusses the center's research on U.S. workers' perspectives on employment conditions and the future of the workplace in a new Economic Development podcast.


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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.

Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals, Real Estate Advisory and Brokerage Services, Charles County (Charles County, MD)

Charles County, MD is requesting proposals for Real Estate Advisory and Brokerage services related to a 1.5 M s.f., 277-acre employment park site that is envisioned as a significant economic development project for the county. The successful contractor will have capabilities in market research and analysis, project positioning, marketing, and property disposition, and it will have a national and international experience and reach. The project's zoning and assets are unique amongst projects in early development within the DC Metro area.

Due date has been extended to 11/19/13. Documents for Bid # 14-07 may be accessed at:

Job Listings

Openings for the week of November 11

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.

November 11, 2013
• President and CEO, Energize-ECI, Inc. (Muncie, IN)
• Economic Development Director, Town of Brownsburg (Brownsburg, IN)
• Director of Business Development, Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kinston, ON, Canada)
• Executive Director, Vermillion County Economic Development Council (Clinton, IN)

November 4, 2013
• SMED Director, Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation (Martinsville, VA)
• Director of the Department of Business Development, Washington County Government (Hagerstown, MD)
• Vice President/Business Development, New Mexico Partnership (Albuquerque, NM)
• Director of Entrepreneurship Development, Economic Development Coalition Asheville-Buncombe County (Asheville, NC)
• Assistant Director of Economic Development, City of Staunton (Staunton, VA)
• Economic Development & Housing Manager, City of San Carlos (San Carlos, CA)

October 28, 2013
• Economic Development Director, City of Wentzville (Wentzville, MO)
• Economic Development Division Manager, City of Vancouver (Vancouver, WA)
• Director of Business Retention and Research, Greater Waco Chamber (Waco, TX)
• Managing Director of Business Services, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (Providence, RI)
• Assistant to the City Manager, City of Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek, FL)

October 21, 2013
• Director, Regional Business Center & Entrepreneurial Outreach, University of Northern Iowa, Business & Community Services (Cedar Falls, IA)
• Senior Development Specialist, City of Peoria (Peoria, IL)
• Reviewers or Alternates for New Markets Tax Credit Program, U.S. Treasury Department CDFI Fund (Web-based)
• Business Development Manager, Australian Trade Commission (New York, NY)

Link:  Join IEDC

Upcoming IEDC Events:


2014 Leadership Summit
February 2-4 | Irvine, CA

2014 Federal Economic Development Forum
March 23-25 | Washington, DC

Web Seminars

Social Media Series #4: Community Branding Online
November 12

Unlock Strategies to Attract Investment from Asia
November 14

Social Media Series #5: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
November 19

Free: Developing Workforce Training Programs in Disaster-Impacted Communities
November 20

Social Media Series #6: 8 Marketing Tips to Get Your Community Noticed Today
November 26

Partnering with Your Local Healthcare Industry to Drive Economic Impact
December 12

Training Courses

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

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

Economic Development Credit Analysis
December 10-12 | Lansing, MI

Neighborhood Development Strategies
January 16-17 | New York, NY Metro Area

Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies
January 30-31 | Irvine, CA

Economic Development Marketing & Attraction
February 13-14 | Atlanta, GA

Real Estate Development and Reuse
February 20-21 | Baltimore, MD

IEDC Services:

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

New IEDC Members:

The City of Kokomo, IN

Government of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada

Penn-Northwest Development Corp.
Mercer, PA

Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado
Durango, CO

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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