International Economic Development Week May 8 - 13, 2017
Our strategic partner, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has designated the week of May 8 - 13, 2017 as Economic Development Week.
We invite you to take part in this North America-wide campaign that consists of activities designed to create awareness of the economic development programs in your communities that enhance your quality of life.
Download this toolkit developed by IEDC to help you get started on your campaign to increase exposure for the profession and the benefits of economic development. You will also find exampes of successful campaigns from 2016.
Build some buzz. There is no campaign too big or too small. And remember to put your own spin on the concept and branding of this special celebration week. Send us information on the events you have planned for May 8 to 13 and we will add them this webpage and our social media posts.
Here are some Economic Development Week initiatives:
The Economic Developers Council of Ontario has added EDW to their Events Calendar.
The Saskatchewan Economic Development Association (SEDA), working in conjunction with the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network (SFNEDN) and IEDC, has produced a specially tailored Economic Development Week toolkit and logo that can be used by EDOs across the province. This specially adapted toolkit will allow for greater inclusion, especially for their indigenous group partners.
@iedctweets @edaalberta #EconDevWeek #EDW2017