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


2018

EDAA 2018 Winter Conference

Panels:

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

2019

EDAA 2019 Winter Conference

Panels:

  • Recruiting in Today’s World
  • Talent Wars: Best and Next Practices in Marketing Your Community
  • How Others are Doing It
  • Department of Commerce Update
  • Entrepreneurs/Innovation/Incubators

  • Developing a Sense of Place
  • Update of Economic Development Initiatives
  • Help Local Industries Obtain and Retain Employees

  • Using Technology For Your Advantage
  • DISCOVERING AN UNTAPPED WORKFORCE
  • The Magic is in the Message: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Data Visualization in Practice

  • Public - Private Partnerships in Retail Development

  • Alabama Technology Foundation

2020

EDAA 2020 Winter Conference

Panels:

  • Community Development Initiatives – MSA, ACE, YTA & DA

  • University research as an economic driver

  • Workforce development resources
  • Rapid Response – Resources available for displaced workers

  • Rural Economic Development Initiative, An Overview

  • Boots on the Ground (Pilot Participants Panel)
  • Rural Development Resources

  • Rural Transportation Infrastructure

  • Workforce Innovations in Rural Alabama
  • Legislative Update:
    The Alabama Incentive Modernization Act and Rural Communities
    The Alabama Jobs Act / Grow Alabama
  • Community Development in Rural Alabama
  • Rural Economic Development “The Final Word”

Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives (AEDCE)

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 

Panels:

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

2018

AEDCE Annual Conference 

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

2019

AEDCE Annual Conference 

Panels:

  • Leveraging Taxes to Catalyze Economic Development (or at
    Least Not Thwart It)

Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC)

http://fedconline.org

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

2019

Annual Conference 

Panels:

  • Automation, Big Data, Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Internet, Jobs, & Economic
    Development
  • Trends in International Business Development
  • Florida Partners in Prosperity
  • Leveraging your CRM to Better Serve the Customer and Create ROI
  • LinkedIn Learning Insights
  • Increasing Productivity in Florida’s Manufacturers
  • A Catalyst for Economic Development
  • Interactive Session to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch
  • The Impact of Holistic Economic Development
  • Perspectives on the Global Economy
  • Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Icorps
  • Engaging and Impactful Utility Partnerships
  • Site Location Consultants Panel

Georgia Economic Development Association (GEDA)

www.geda.org

2018

Annual Conference

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

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

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


Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA)

www.lidea.org

2018

LIDEA Annual Conference 

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

2017

Annual Conference - What’s Working in Economic Development!

2018

MEDA Annual Conference- Telling Your Story 

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 Summer Conference

MEDA Fall Conference

2019

MEDA Winter Conference

Annual Conference

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


Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC)

www.showme.org

2018

MEDC Fall Conference

North Carolina Economic Developers Association (NCEDA)

www.nceda.org

2017

Fall Conference

2018

Annual Conference

Fall Conference


Oklahoma Professional Economic Development Council (OEDC)

www.oedc.net

2017

Economic Summit- The Power of Innovation


South Carolina Economic Developers Association (SCEDA)

www.sceda.org  

2018

Annual Conference

2019

Annual Conference

Panels:

  • SC State Ports Authority
  • Energy
  • Construction
  • Keurig Dr. Pepper Case Study

Tennessee Economic Development Council (TEDC)

www.tnedc.com

2018

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 

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


Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA)

www.goveda.org

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

2019

Spring Conference- Tellling the Virginia Story- Your Place- Your Story


West Virginia Economic Development Council (WVEDC)

www.wvedc.org