Welcome to the Illinois Economic Development Association

"Economic development is an industry that changes rapidly. The IEDA gives me the tools and tactics I need to better serve my community."
Bryan Gay, President & CEO, Invest Aurora

 

Join the IEDA Today!


CONNECT

Attend networking events with industry peers, consultants, and key state economic development leadership. Consider joining us for the 2020 Site Selector Forum and Consul General Reception on April 23rd, 2020 at the Union League Club in Chicago. 

LEARN 
Learn about best practices, the latest trends, and strategies that you can implement in your home communities. This year the IEDA is presenting the Economic Development Summit on June 18-19, 2020.

LEAD 
Elevate the economic discourse in Springfield as we educate policymakers and coordinate expert legislative testimony. Stay on top of what's happening in Springfield with our 2020 Legislative Preview, or catch up with our 2019 Legislative Recap.

Together Towards Tomorrow - Economic Development Summit

On June 18th and 19th, 2020, the industry's top talent will be gathering in Chicago for our premiere economic development event.  Offering multiple educational tracks, best practices and strategies you can bring back to your own communities, and all on the Magnificent Mile at a Magnificent Price - room rates at $189 a night!

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Site Selector Forum - April 23, 2020

An increasingly popular event for the IEDA, our Site Selector Forum allows economic developers to pick the brains of some of the top site selectors in the industry.  Afterward, bridge those international networks by spending time with dozens of Chicago's Consul Generals. We hope you will join us on April 23, 2020.

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