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State Associations Program Ideas

This webpage will allow executives, like yourself, to access the recent programs of other state associations for possible program ideas. This page will only be accessed by our region state association executives. We know sometimes themes, program topics and good speakers can be a challenge.


Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA)

www.edaa.org

2015
2016
2017
2018

EDAA 2018 Winter Conference

Panels:

  • Local/Home Grown Successes
  • C-Shift Economies/Innovation 
  • Modalgisitics
  • Agriculture
  • Disruption
  • Ethics Commission

Arkansas Economic Developers (AED)

www.aed-arkansas.org

2015

AEDCE Annual Conference

Panels:

  • Legislative/ED Contract Review
  • Workforce Legislation
  • Education/Industry Partnerships
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • State of the Steel Industry
  • Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub-One year later

2016

AEDCE Joint Winter Conference

Panels:

  • Constitutional Amendment Campaign
  • Site Selectors

AEDCE Annual Conference

Panels:

  • Workforce- Attracting Millennials: Catch Me If You Can
  • Aggressive Acceleration
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategies for Economic and Community Development
  • FOR Issue No. 3, Jobs for Arkansas
  • Hot Trends in Site Selection
  • Refreshing Your Leadership Program
  • Workforce Training Grants
  • Rail & Its Impact on Site Selection
  • My Acxiom Partner — Using Big Data to Generate Chamber Revenue

2017

AEDCE Annual Conference 
August 27-29, 2017 
Location- Hot Springs Convention Center

Panels:

  • Workforce Development Session
  • Chamber Marketing/Communications
  • Site Selector’s
  • New Economic Development Acts

2018

AEDCE Annual Conference 
August 26-28, 2018 
Location- The Chancellor Hotel

Panels:

  • Leveraging Taxes to Catalyze Economic Development (or at
    Least Not Thwart It)
  • Diverse & Inclusive Communities WIN!
  • Lawsuit Reform as Economic Development & Upcoming
    Arkansas Legislative Briefing
  • Business Leadership of Public Education
  • Communicating Your Chamber’s Value
  • Invigorating the Workforce Pipeline Through CommunityBased
    Career & Technical Education
  • Site Location Consultant

Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC)

http://fedconline.org

2015
2016
2017

Spring Conference

Panels:

  • Cyber Security 
  • State of Economic Development
  • SBA Strategic Alliance Signing 
  • Access to Capital Panel
  • Leadership in Advocacy
  • The Bottom Line of Being Green: Building Sustainable Communities
  • Sector Strategy Solutions: Building Talent Pipelines for Florida Businesses 
  • The “Skinny on Consultant Relationships
  • How to Market your Competitive Assets
  • Is International Trade a part of your BRE Strategy
  • Access to Capital: 
  • Growing our Manufacturing Industry
  • Looking to the Future – It can be Lonely at the Top
  • STEM and STEAM – Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

2018

Winter Conference

Panels:

  • Florida Chamber Foundation’s Florida 2030 project
  • Cyber Security
  • State of Economic Development
  • SBA Strategic Alliance Signing
  • Access to Capital
  • Leadership in Advocacy
  • The Bottom Line of Being Green: Building Sustainable Communities
  • Sector Strategy Solutions: Building Talent Pipelines for Florida Businesses 
  • The “Skinny on Consultant Relationships
  • How to Market your Competitive Assets
  • Is International Trade a part of your BRE Strategy?
  • Growing our Manufacturing Industry
  • Looking to the Future – It can be Lonely at the Top
  • STEM and STEAM
     

Annual Conference

Panels:

  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Retention, Expansion and Attraction
  • Marketing
  • Workforce Development
  • Transportation and Utility Infrastructure

Georgia Economic Development Association (GEDA)

www.geda.org

2015
2016
2017
2018

Annual Conference

September 19-21, 2018

Location- Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Panels:

  • Keeping Georgia # 1
  • GEDA “ED Talk” Session
  • The Changing Face of Economic Development
  • Catalysts for Regional Economic Development

Kansas Economic Development Alliance (KEDA)

www.kansaseda.com

2015
2016

Fall Conference

Panels:

  • It’s about time!
  • New Markets Tax Credit, What are they and how can they support your project?
  • Think Global, Act Local
  • Happiness is Serious Business
  • Bringing Public/Private Partnerships & Incentives Together for Successful Community and Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University
  • Bridging Public and Private Funds to Create Deals 
  • Working with Elected Officials
  • Commodity Influence on Kansas and Regional Economy
  • Rural by Choice

2017

Fall Conference

Panels

  • The GTM Story
  • NBAF Construction and Programmatic Update
  • Site Certification – What it can mean for your community
  • Completing the Site Certification Process
  • Building a Brand/Rebuilding a Brand
  • Bringing NMTCs to Kansas
  • Network Kansas Urban Project 
  • Overview of Kansas labor needs, economic impacts of immigrant workforce and changing immigration policy
  • Introducing the new LOIS
  • A C-Level Career Conversation for ED Professionals
  • Manufacturing in Kansas

 2018

Fall Conference

October 24-25, 2018 
Location- Kansas Star Casino

Panels

  • CAPACITY READINESS SCORECARD
  • Workforce Services and Kansas WorkReady!
  • Kansas Certified Sites Program – It’s Official!!!
  • Entrepreneurial LaunchPrep
  • Legislative Update
  • Doing a Lot with a Little: How to Best Spend Your Marketing Dollars
  • How to get on top of the pile: Tips and Tricks on how to stay in the Site Selection Game
  • Tax Cuts & Jobs Act-Opportunity Zones

Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED)

www.kaedonline.org

2015
2016
2017

Spring Conference- Innovation & Disruption in Economic Development

2018


Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA)

www.lidea.org

2015
2016
2017

2018

LIDEA Annual Conference 
November 14-15, 2018 
Location- Lyceum in Baton Rouge

Panels:

  • Site Location and Economics: What's Hot and What's Not
  • Future of Workforce
  • FDI Trends and Strategies
  • Competitiveness: Louisiana vs. Peer States
  • Economic Development Redefined: People, Places, Politics

Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA)

www.medamd.com

2015

Annual Conference- Economic Development: an Investment in the Future...Creating Opportunities…Inspiring Innovations…Enriching Communities

2016
2017

Annual Conference - What’s Working in Economic Development!

2018

MEDA Annual Conference- Telling Your Story 
April 29- May 1, 2018 
Location- Hyatt Regency, Chesapeake Bay

Panels:

  • FINDING THE UNIQUE STORY
  • Attraction/Site Selection
  • Metrics/Measuring Success
  • Visioning for Investment
  • ECONOMIC OUTLOOK WITH ANIRBAN BASU
  • ROCK YOUR STORY: Organizations with Heart
  • TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR TELLING YOUR STORY
  • THE FUTURE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STORYTELLING

MEDA Fall Conference
October 21-22, 2018 
Location- Rocky Gap Casino & Resort

Mississippi Economic Development Council, Inc. (MEDC)

www.medc.ms 

2015

MEDC Winter Conference- The C- Level View, Corporate Landscapes

MEDC Summer Conference- Mississippi's Modern Economy: Trending Now: Non- Traditional Growth


2016

MEDC Winter Conference- 2016, It's On!

MEDC Summer Conference- Connections


2017

MEDC Winter Conference- Legislative Conference

MEDC Summer Conference

2018

Legislative Conference

Annual Conference


Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC)

www.showme.org

2015
2016
2017

Annual Conference

2018

Winter Conference

Annual Conference


North Carolina Economic Developers Association (NCEDA)

www.nceda.org

2015
2016

2016 Fall Conference- Harvesting Thriving Communities

2016 Annual Conference- Reflecting on a half- century of Innovation and Prosperity

2017

2017 Annual Conference

2018

MidWinter Conference

Annual Conference


Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC)

www.oedc.net

2015
2016
2017

Economic Summit- The Power of Innovation

2018


South Carolina Economic Developers Association (SCEDA)

www.sceda.org  

2015
2016
2017

Annual Conference- Team SC: Partnering for a Better South Carolina

2018

Annual Conference


Tennessee Economic Development Council (TEDC)

www.tnedc.com

2015
2016
2017

Spring Conference

2018

Spring Conference

Fall Conference

Panels:

  • Exporting
  • Tennessee – A Young Talent Market? Hear from industry across the state and the unique ways they are attracting young talent.
  • What makes Tennessee attractive to Manufacturers?
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Learn From area TCATS on ways that you can plug in and work with local
  • TCATS and employers to improve your local workforce

Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC)

www.texasedc.org 

2015
2016
2017

Legislative Conference

Mid-Year Conference

Annual Conference

2018

Winter Conference

Panels:

  • What Economic Developers Need to Know About Small Business Financing Workshop
  • Reconciling Economic Development and Ecosystems
  • Peer Group Roundtable: Deal Structuring for Economic Development Projects
  • Understanding New Market Tax Credits
  • Small Cities 5G
  • Economic Development Organization Insurance Matters

Mid-Year Conference

Annual Conference

Annual Conference


Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA)

www.goveda.org

2015
2016
2017

Spring Conference- Partnering for Progress: Powering a Dynamic Region through the Strength of Local Assets

Fall Conference

2018

Spring Conference-Agents of Change - Redefining OUR Evolving Profession


West Virginia Economic Development Council (WVEDC)

www.wvedc.org

2015

WVEDC Legislative Meeting

WVEDC Annual Conference- Economic Diversity = Economic Sustainability

2016

WVEDC Legislative Meeting

WVEDC Annual Conference

2017

WVEDC Legislative Conference 

WVEDC Fall Conference

 2018

Annual Conference