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9/16/2015 » 9/18/2015
GEDA (GA) 2015 Annual Conference

9/20/2015 » 9/22/2015
WVEDC (WV) 2015 Fall Conference

9/29/2015 » 10/1/2015
VEDA (VA) Fall Conference

10/14/2015 » 10/16/2015
TEDC (TX) Annual Conference

10/20/2015 » 10/21/2015
KEDA (KS) Fall Conference

Newest Members

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 1000 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 today for only $250!


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.

2015 Communication Awards- Call for Entries

Recognizing Excellence in Message, Marketing & Outreach
Each year SEDC recognizes the outstanding efforts of its members in creating and delivering effective communications.  From newsletters and brochures to Web sites, marketing campaigns and multi-media presentations, SEDC members are hard at work getting the message out about the advantages of their particular city, county, area or region.  Effective communication is vital to effective economic development and SEDC applauds models of success with the annual SEDC Communication Awards.Download the form today! 

2015 Annual Conference

It’s never too early to make your plans for the 2015 Annual Conference, July 26-28. The local conference committee is busy planning for a great conference in Savannah, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel located on the Savannah Riverfront. For more information, please visit the event website. 


Strategic Alliances

SEDC and AmCham
announce alliance partnership.

More information on
SEDC alliances can be found here.


SEDC Updates

  • Congrats to the 2015 
    Honorary Life Member: 
    - Peggy Jolley


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