FEBRUARY 9-11, 2020


IEDC’s Leadership Summit is a unique gathering of senior-level and CEcD-certified economic developers. Experience peer networking and active discussions on the latest issues affecting economic development leaders. The 2020 IEDC Leadership Summit in Tampa, Florida will engage leaders with new strategies and inspiration for creating lasting and measurable social impact. By highlighting community examples within the conference programming along with the latest thinking from subject matter experts, this Summit will help us reshape the core values and DNA of economic development practice going forward.

Key themes to creating a measurable social impact include:
  • Talent attraction and retention
  • Fostering economic opportunity
  • Economic transformation
  • Marketing a region collaboratively
  • Economic development

Please note: Attendance is limited to senior managers of economic development organizations and Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).



Florida Governor Welcomes IEDC

On behalf of the State of Florida, it is my privilege to welcome you to Tampa for the 2020 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Leadership Summit.

Here in Florida, we are proud of our business-friendly environment. We have the best public university system in the nation and remain a low-tax state with a reasonable regulatory climate. We also pride ourselves on our commitment to the environment, which supports a high quality of life for our residents and enjoyable gateway for our visitors.

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Pasco County Board of County Commissioners Welcomes IEDC

On behalf of Pasco County, I am honored to welcome you to the International Economic Development Council's 2020 Leadership Summit. We are proud to host the premier worldwide organization for economic development here in Tampa Bay. I hope you have the opportunity to explore the many dining, shopping, recreational, and entertainment options available here on the west coast of Florida.

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Tampa Mayor Welcomes IEDC

It is my pleasure to welcome you to beautiful and dynamic Tampa, Florida for the International Economic Development Council's (IEDC) 2020 Leadership Summit held February 9-11, 2020.

Tampa's economy has experienced a roaring comeback since the dark days of the recession. Thanks to the commitment of our local and state economic developers working together to strengthen and diversify our economy, Tampa has gained national recognition as an outstanding place to live, raise a family and build a great company or career.

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St. Petersburg Mayor Welcomes IEDC

On behalf of the City of St. Petersburg, I am pleased to welcome the International Economic Development Council's 2020 Leadership Summit to the Sunshine City!

Our vision of St. Pete has always been the city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work, and play. In the last decade, St. Pete has hit its stride. It's been nationally recognized for its quality of life, attractive talent pool and surge of opportunity. But there is still work to be done to ensure we, as we like to say in the 'burg, 'grow smart'.

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Headquarters Hotel

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607

Room Rate: $234 single/double
Cut Off Date: January 19, 2020



IEDC Member - $699
MIT or Retired Member - $185
Honorary Life Member - $145
Non-Member - $899