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December Webinar: Using Hackathons & Other Innovative Strategies for Workforce Development

December Webinar: The Physics of Economic Development

1/19/2015 » 1/21/2015
EDAA (AL) Winter Conference

2/4/2015 » 2/6/2015
MEDC (MS) 2015 Winter Conference

SCEDA (SC) Membership Meeting

Newest Members

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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.


All SEDC Young Professionals (ages 35 and Under) are invited to the 4th Annual SEDC YP Meet the Consultants. This year the event will kick off on Monday, October 27 at 1:30 pm and go through Tuesday evening, October 28. You don't want to miss this day-and-a-half filled with professional development and networking opportunites. Special rates for members as well as YPs who work for SEDC members. More information including the agenda, registration, and hotel information can be found on the event web site. 

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. 


Strategic Alliances

SEDC and AmCham
announce alliance partnership.

More information on
SEDC alliances can be found here.


SEDC Updates

  • Read the SEDC Blog Today

  • Congrats to the 2014
    Honorary Life Members: 
    - Angela Collins
    - Vic Lafont
    - Mike Mullis
    - Jeff Pikpin
    - Robert Pittman
    - Wes Stucky


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