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Sponsorships are still Available!

IEDA's 2024 Illinois Economic Development Summit is on June 20 and 21, 2024 at the Summit Chicago Conference Center. Register at the link below.

If you would like to be a sponsor, sponsorships are still available! 

This year’s Summit will offer meaningful opportunities for networking and connection within the field. We have an exciting array of panel topics, including:

  • This Year, Next Year, and the Next 5 Years with DCEO
  • Intersect Illinois: Site Readiness
  • Development, Building Reuse, Housing, and Resources
  • Talent Attraction
  • Economic Development Administration Office Presentation
  • Recent Development Trends: Reshoring of Manufacturing and IRA Opportunities
  • Powering Illinois: The Role of Energy in Economic Development

 Register Here for Summit 

$189 for members and $289 for non-members 

Join the IEDA Today!

Individuals may join for $250 per year (General Member.)

Organizations may join with one or two members for $250 per person, per year. (Organization.)

Organizations (3+) may join with three or more members for $200 per person, per year (Organization 3+Members.)

You may pay online with a credit card, or send a check to IEDA at:

1 N Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 410; Springfield, IL 62701

“I consider membership in the IEDA to be a great value, and a tremendous economic development resource.”

-Michael Cassa, IEDA Chairman, and Economic Development Director, Village of Sugar Grove.

“The IEDA provides excellent networking, education, and advocacy opportunities amongst economic development professionals throughout Illinois and is a go to resource for current legislative activities that may impact local development.”

-Ed Sitar, Senior Manager of Economic Business Development, ComEd

 “IEDA provides development professionals an opportunity to collaborate with and learn from statewide peers in an effort to improve our shared economies.”

-Cheryl Welge, Senior Business Development Executive, Ameren Illinois


Attend networking events with industry peers, consultants, and key state economic development leadership. Consider joining us for one of our annual Site Selector Forums and Consul General Receptions in Chicago. 

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