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7/27/2014 » 7/30/2014
EDAA (AL) Summer Conference

7/28/2014 » 7/31/2014
Basic Economic Development Course

8/3/2014 » 8/5/2014
2014 Annual Conference

9/15/2014 » 9/18/2014
True South Basic Course

9/17/2014 » 9/19/2014
GEDA (GA) Annual Conference

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The Southern Economic Development Council supports its members throughout the American South by providing a network for economic developers, tools and resources to enhance your programs and access to timely information. Founded in 1946, SEDC was the founding organization for the Industrial Development Institute, now called the Economic Development Institute.

Tracing our roots to the fall of 1946, SEDC is the oldest and largest regional economic development organization in North America. By joining us, you'll have a network of more than 975 economic development professionals operating in 17 states - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Join our today for only $225!


One reason is to connect with the best! Whether that connection is access to the most knowledgeable network of professionals in the country, site location consultants, educational sessions or online resources- SEDC delivers. These reasons are further expanded through our tag line…CONNECT- DEVELOP- GROW.


It’s never too early to make your plans for the 2014 Annual Conference. The local conference committee is busy planning for a great conference in Memphis, Tennessee at the historic Peabody Hotel. Highlights include the golf tournament at the beautiful Chickasaw Country Club and an opening reception at the world famous Charlie Vergo’s Rendezvous Restaurant. Make sure to keep an eye on the conference web site as more information is being constantly updated. Registration is open and SEDC members can register at the early bird rate of only $425!.CLICK HERE to register for the conference.


Strategic Alliances

SEDC and AmCham announce alliance partnership.
Read press release here.



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