"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


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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. 

Learn about best practices, the latest trends, and strategies that you can implement in your home communities. Join the IEDA is for our Economic Development Summit.

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 legislative updates and digital newsletters.

Together Towards Tomorrow - Economic Development Summit

While COVID has upended many of our plans, the IEDA will STILL be gathering the industry's top talent to Chicago for our premiere economic development event in 2022.  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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