IEDC 2018 Annual Conference


We are pleased to inform you that WAIPA Consultative Committee Member IEDC will host this year’s Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia from September 30 – October 3, 2018.

Drawing from the Brookings Institution’s recent report, Remaking Economic Development, this conference will seek to spark a conversation around how we might transform our economic development efforts to foster greater bottom-prosperity throughout all of our communities. The identification of potential economic, social, and environmental outcomes to consider for boosting regional competitiveness is important to consider in this transformation.

WAIPA CEO will take part in the panel “Cooperating Across Borders: Leveraging Relationships for Global Relevance” where panelists will discuss:

  • How collaboration between EDOs and similar organizations can better connect to global markets and the global supply chains
  • How to construct mutually-beneficial relationships with IPAs in other countries to create business-to-business linkages
  • How to find opportunities for cross border workforce development exchanges as a means of upgrading skill sets

For more information on the program and the registration please visit IEDC website.