Annual Conference

SEDC's Premier Yearly Event!

Learn more about and register for the upcoming 2018 Annual Conference HERE.

Welcome to the 2018 annual conference event in beautiful coastal Alabama and the host City of Mobile. This year’s theme Navigate, Innovate, and Cultivate will explore how many communities are addressing issues of a low employment environment through innovative approaches. Join us and hear from some of the top tier state economic recruiting agencies and local economic development professionals as they share insight into business recruitment, workforce, and marketplace trends.

While you’re here at this year’s conference event discover the home of America's original Mardi Gras and experience a city that took six flags and over 300 years to create a funky, festive, historic, hip and colorful, coastal town with lots of stories to tell and long-standing traditions celebrated on a regular basis. Bring your family and visit Mobiles museums or dine in some of the gulf’s best coastal culinary restaurants in the historic downtown or stroll through one of seven nearby historic neighborhoods lined with giant live oak trees or a paddle in one of the most significant river delta systems in the country just minutes from downtown.  Mobile and Coastal Alabama has much to offer so come and celebrate SEDC 2018!  

Wiley Blankenship 
Coastal Alabama Partnership 
Matt Arnold
President & CEO

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