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IEDC 2017 Annual Conference

  • 17 Sep 2017
  • 20 Sep 2017
  • Toronto, Ontario


With the emergence of new global markets, communities need to work together to encourage competition and advance economic growth. This must-attend event for economic developers - IEDC's first annual conference outside of the United States - will focus on how to Connect, Collaborate, and Create at the global level to contribute to the transformation of local, state, and regional economies. 

Toronto and its surrounding region are consistently ranked at the top of international indexes for competitiveness, innovation, and liveability. Few cities in the world can offer such multi-sector strength or depth of talent. The region prides itself on an environment that is committed to nurturing and supporting businesses. 

You'll be in good company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Most recently, the New York Times listed Canada first on its list of "52 Places to Go in 2017". As the second-largest country in the world by area, Canada has so much to explore, and with Toronto being the second largest city in North America, you'll be amazed by the richness of economic development examples around the city. Additionally, 2017 is Canada's 150th anniversary of its confederation, meaning plenty of celebrations in Toronto and other provinces. You'll find dozens of opportunities to network and explore this diverse international city.

Building Local Linkages and Expanding Global Trade
Cashing in on Creative Capital
Nurturing the Start-Up Ecosystem
Regional Collaboration for Investment Promotion
The Nuts and Bolts of Economic Development

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