Ready to Rock: Economic Development through Technology, Innovation, and Productivity

Let’s get ready to rock! Economic development of a community inevitably goes through ups and downs; the key is having an economic development team that sees the challenges, opportunities and future areas of growth and does not lose the determination to keep their community rocking for decades to come. The IEDC 2016 Annual Conference programming draws on the inspirational story of Cleveland – through its rise as a powerhouse economy, its adaption to new economic realities and its rebirth through reinvestment in institutions, infrastructures and relationships. This conference will showcase how economic developers are at the helm of shaping their communities – communities that emerge as stronger, more resilient. More than 1,500 economic developers are expected to attend. Hundreds of speakers are confirmed. Dozens of learning and networking opportunities are part of the program, including a celebration for IEDC’s 90th year anniversary.