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Meet the Consultants

Have you registered?

Registration is now open for the 2016 Meet the Consultants event in Atlanta, GA. Our one-and-a-half day event will feature six panels of Atlanta based site location consultants. Register today on the SEDC website for only $360.

Below is a sample of topics of out panels. Once all speakers have been identified and have chosen their area of expertise we will confirm final topics.  A final list of panelists will be posted online soon. 

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Back Office
  • Bio.
  • Call Centers
  • Corporate headquarters
  • Data Centers
  • Distribution/Logistics
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
Member Benefit of the Month

SEDC member satisfaction surveys consistently show networking as one of the most popular benefits of membership.  As the home to the best and brightest economic development professionals in the country, the SEDC region is the place to learn from the best.  With two face-to-face meetings a year and a constant connection through you have these professionals at your fingertips.  Many people have told us over the years they made contacts through SEDC that not only become great friends but they also have served as a resource in a community across the South to help with local problems.  Regardless of what problem you are having, someone in our region has probably “been there” too.  Register for one of our upcoming events, Meet the Consultants or the Annual Conference, and network with over 300 economic development professionals who will be attending these events.
Honorary Life Membership Nominations
Nominations Due March 10, 2016

What does it take to become an HLM?  Basically a lot of quality time and effort poured into the organization and profession as recognized by peers.

The criteria is as follows: 
1. Must be or have been an economic, industrial or community development professional whose activities and accomplishments in the field extend far beyond those necessary to satisfy the position(s) for which he or she has been compensated;

2. Must have at least ten (10) years of service in the SEDC region as a professional economic, industrial or community developer;

3. Must be a past or present member of SEDC and must have demonstrated multiple years of service to SEDC, said service being as a committee member, board member, officer or committed, active supporter of SEDC;

4. Must be at least 50 years old.
The process of nominating someone for HLM Status is through the State Director from a state in which the candidate has served.
  (click here to view the list of state directorsHe/she can submit the candidate to the Selection Committee.  Please note that self-nominations will not be accepted.

For more information on HLM please visit our website.
SEDC Educational Foundation Scholarship Application Now Available.

The SEDC Educational Foundation annually awards professional development scholarships of up to $500 each. To be considered, this application must be filled by Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  The scholarship is given on a reimbursement basis, after the grantee has completed their program of interest. Award winners will need to provide SEDC with proof of attendance/payment and will be reimbursed as soon as possible. Scholarship recipients will be announced mid-April.

For criteria and to access the form,please visit the website today.

Road to 1,000

       Welcome to our newest members over the last month

  • David  Bossemeyer, Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (KS)
  • Anthony Johnson, Clayco, Inc. (MO)
  • Evan Stone, EDPNC (NC)
  • Michael Gruber, ECS Limited (FL)
  • Becki Joyce, UVA Wise (VA)
  • Lara Bowman, Enterprise of Mississippi (MS)
  • Gary Weaver, Alabama Industrial Development Training (AL)
  • Robert  Long, Cummings-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce (GA)
  • Daphne Mosley, Pike County Development (OH)
  • Robin Burton, Clarksville Montgomery County Economic Development Council (TN)
  • Phil Geer, Central Virginia (VA)
  • Stephen Gosselin, ECS Carolinas, LLP (NC)
  • Mary Beth Broeren, City of Madison (AL)
  • Kyle Touchstone, Chatham Economic Development Corportation (NC)
  • Michael Demperio, Clayco, Inc.(GA)
  • Brett Doleac, ADP (MS)
  • Allen Callis, Town of South Hill (VA)
  • Becky  Rheinhardt, Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AR)
Career Center
Here's a list of our current job listings.  Visit our Career Center for updates and new postings.

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Save the Date!

Wednesday, March 30- Thursday, March 31:  2016 Meet the Consultants Atlanta, Georgia

Sunday, July 31- Tuesday, August 2: 2016 Annual Conference
Kansas City, Missouri

Fall 2016: Young Professionals Meet the Consultants

311 Nelson St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 523-3030

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