IEDC 2018 Annual Conference


WAIPA Consultative Committee Member IEDC hosted its Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia from September 30 – October 3, 2018.

Drawing from the Brookings Institution’s recent report, Remaking Economic Development, this conference sought to spark a conversation around how we might transform our economic development efforts to foster greater bottom-prosperity throughout all of our communities.


WAIPA CEO took part in the panel “Cooperating Across Borders: Leveraging Relationships for Global Relevance” where panelists discussed:

  • 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