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 WELCOME TO THE SOUTHERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

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!

 WHY JOIN SEDC?

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.



UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 

2017 Meet the Consultants - Atlanta, April 19-20, 2017

Plan ahead for the 2017 Meet the Consultants to be held at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center. Our major reception for Atlanta area consultants will be held at the new SunTrust Park, which is the new home of the MLB's Atlanta Braves.  Be on of the first people to see this ne start of art baseball stadiums during its inaugural opening week.  For more information, please visit the event website. 
 
 

2017 Annual Conference - Charlotte, NC, August 20-22, 2017 

It’s never too early to make your plans for the 2017 Annual Conference, August 20-August 22. The local conference committee is busy planning for a great conference in Charlotte, NC at the The Westin Charlotte. For more information, please visit the event website.

 

 

 
 

FDI Initiatives

 

 

Check out SEDC's  

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) initiatives through our web site, www.AmericanSouth.net.


                      




 

SEDC Updates


  • 2016 SEDC Educational Foundation Scholarship Winners


Matthew Poyner
David Manley
Brian Sillitto
Lara Bowman
Meghan Duke

Congratulations All!








 

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2015 Young Professionals Meet the Consultants
Registration is now open for the Fifth Annual SEDC Young Professionals Meet the Consultants. Economic development professionals 35 and under are invited to join us for a day-and-a-half of education and networking events. For more information, please visit theevent website. 
2015 Young Professionals Meet the Consultants
Registration is now open for the Fifth Annual SEDC Young Professionals Meet the Consultants. Economic development professionals 35 and under are invited to join us for a day-and-a-half of education and networking events. For more information, please visit theevent website.