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#EDW2018 - What's Your Plan

13 Apr 2018 4:04 PM | Kerri Schuttel (Administrator)

Released by IEDC - Communities across North America are gearing up for the 2018 Economic Development Week celebration. This year's celebration dates are from May 7-12. 

Participating in Economic Development Week helps to build an appreciation for the work that your organization does to stimulate job creation in your community. 2018 is the third year #EconDevWeek will take place, each year gaining more participation and reach.

Congratulations to Colorado in the States for their 2018 state-wide campaign!

The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) and the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) are partnering once again, to highlight the significant impact that each of their economic development organizations have in communities across the state. Take a look at their campaign.You may remember Colorado's 2017 celebration efforts. Here's a quick videoto refresh your memory!

Share your campaign with IEDC! We want to list it on the celebration website, and may share it in an upcoming message. 

Have you downloaded the International toolkit

IEDC is providing you with the tools you need to plan a successful campaign, including this free webinar recording which offers insight from 2017 Excellence in Economic Development Awards winners.

Download the International Toolkit. Watch the webinar on demand. Prepare for a rewarding experience

Use what you learn during the webinar to:

  • Determine and launch a committee 
  • Establish timelines for your communication campaign 
  • Utilize resources for planning campaign activities 
  • Engage elected officials and high-profile community stakeholders 
  • Document and apply for an IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Award 
  • Leverage your award campaign successes post celebration 
  • Simply have fun in the process!

Put your campaign on the international radar by participating in Economic Development Week! It's a perfect opportunity to share information about your organization's programs and services. It's also a perfect opportunity to increase visibility for the profession among young professionals and those seeking a career change. Every campaign is unique because every community is unique. Everything you need to create a rock solid campaign may be accessed at     

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