November 25, 2013

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• What Would You Tell Your Colleagues in 5 Minutes?
• 2014 Annual Conference Request for Session Proposals
• Neighborhood Development Strategies in NYC Metro Area
• Our Full 2014 Professional Development Schedule is Out
• What Happens When Hospitals Start Buying Local? Find Out in Our December Webinar
• New Report by IEDC and Economic Development Research Partners
• Free Podcast: What Workers Really Think
• Partners
• November 25 Job Listings

Link:  2014 Leadership Summit

What Would You Tell Your Colleagues in 5 Minutes?

If you didn't get a chance to be a part of Ignite IEDC in 2012 or 2013, don't miss your chance to join us for the fifth installment of this popular format. In this hour-long session, attendees will witness a series of five-minute PowerPoint presentations from thought leaders and practitioners who are at the cutting-edge of the economic development profession. A special Super Bowl Party for all 2014 IEDC Leadership Summit attendees will follow.

We're Looking for Speakers!
Have a great idea for an Ignite presentation? To apply, please send a 250-word proposal and bio to by Friday, December 6, 2013. Speakers will be announced in early January.

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)

Neighborhood Development Strategies Training Held in NYC Metro Area this January

Neighborhood Development Strategies
Date: January 16-17
Location: New York, NY Metro Area

Register before December 5 and save over $100 on your registration rate!

Participants will learn how to identify the major neighborhood actors, their objectives, and strategies for redevelopment, in addition to understanding the process for creating a strategic economic development plan to meet the neighborhood development goals. Specifically, this course will examine social capital (e.g., linkages, networks, talent, etc.), environmental capital (e.g., stewardship, residual management, etc.) and economic capital (e.g., investment and reinvestment) facing distressed neighborhoods and offer solutions to address local needs.


Diane Lupke, CEcD FM
Lupke & Associates, Inc.

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

What Happens When Hospitals Start Buying Local? Find Out in Our December Webinar

Partnering with Your Local Healthcare Industry to Drive Economic Impact

Thursday, December 12 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST

What happens when hospitals start buying local? What new opportunities emerge when doctors and public health advocates take the lead in developing entrepreneurial solutions to chronic illness and other challenges?

From inspired buying practices to social entrepreneurship, this webinar will show attendees:

• How hospitals can leverage their role and economic position as anchor institutions to encourage more local hiring and small business development.
• How public health challenges like diabetes can become a catalyst for action that creates new opportunities for citizens and local businesses.
• How communities can envision health care's intrinsic role as a means for driving local economic development and impact.


J. Eric Mathis
City Commissioner
Williamson Redevelopment Authority
Williamson, WV

Steven Standley
Chief Administrative Officer
University Hospitals
Cleveland, OH

New Report Released by IEDC and Economic Development Research Partners

Raising the Bar Together: Successful Strategies for Workforce and Economic Development Collaboration

A community's workforce is of fundamental importance for economic growth. To meet the needs of today's companies, and to sufficiently educate workers for the demands of the knowledge economy, economic development organizations must collaborate with workforce development organizations and other stakeholders, including their partners in business and education. IEDC's paper, “Raising the Bar Together: Successful Strategies for Workforce and Economic Development Collaboration” distills best practices in collaborative efforts that leverage the strengths and resources of all partners to create a sustainable labor force.

» IEDC Member download
» Purchase in the bookstore
» Executive summary

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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Job Listings

Openings for the week of November 25

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 25, 2013
• Executive Director, Southeastern Ohio Port Authority (Marietta, Ohio)
• Executive Vice President/Chief Economic Development Officer, TexAmericas Center (Texarkana, TX)
• Chief Executive Officer, Greenwood Partnership Alliance (Greenwood, SC)
• Director of Economic Development, City of Dayton (Dayton, OH)
• Director of Economic Development & Tourism, City of Southlake (Southlake, TX)
• Economic Development Specialist – Marketing, City of Scottsdale (Scottsdale, AZ)
• Economic Development Program Manager, City of Tualatin (Tualatin, OR)
• Director, Economic Development, City of Carrollton (Carrollton, TX)

November 18, 2013
• Vice President Global Business Development, Charleston Regional Development Alliance (Charleston, SC)
• Regional Account Manager, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (Green Bay, WI)
• Assistant Director of Economic Development, City of Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA)
• Grant Program Coordinator, City of Fairborn (Fairborn, OH)
• Retail and Local Business Administrator, City of Thornton (Thornton, CO)
• Economic Development Officer, City of Moncton (Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada)

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)
• Economic Development Specialist, City of Evanston (Evanston, IL)
• Project Manager, Columbus 2020 (Columbus, OH)

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)

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 #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

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

Economic Development Credit Analysis
March 5-7 | Madison, WI

Workforce Development
March 20-21 | Washington, DC

Business Retention & Expansion
April 24-25 | Atlanta, GA

IEDC Services:

Did You Know IEDC Members Receive a Free Membership to GrantStation? Valued at $699 a year, this is an IEDC member benefit you should use!

New IEDC Members:

Piedmont Triad Partnership
Greensboro, NC

Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada

City of Sierra Vista, AZ

Allamakee County Economic Development
Waukon, IA

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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