About International Economic Development Week 

International Economic Development Week is a North America-wide celebration and recognition of economic development professionals and the essential work they are doing every day. It was created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2016 to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere. Since its inception, hundreds of campaigns have been created throughout the United States and Canada, creating millions of impressions, hundreds of news stories, blog entries, videos, events and other activities. 

What are the goals of #EconDevWeek?

• Articulate: Voice the value of your contributions to your local economy
• Organize: Build a base of support within your community for the work of your EDO
• Show and Tell: Emphasize the importance of economic development through tangible examples and peer case studies
• Amplify: Spread your message and increase exposure of the good work your EDO does

          2022 Toolkit

          For specific resources to support your community celebrate, you will be able to check out the 2022 Toolkit here.  *COMING SOON

          The Toolkit includes:

          • Special ways to engage your elected officials
          • Press release templates
          • Electronic and print advertising templates
          • City, county, and state resolutions templates
          • Social media marketing sample promotional messaging
          • Event ideas
          • #EconDevWeek Excellence in Economic Development Week Awards details
          • Championing Economic Development resources
          • And much, much more!

          Other ways to celebrate:

          • Reach out to your local bloggers and creators and encourage them to share stories. Celebrate successes.
          • Give virtual tours of your economic development offices. Talk about the resources you have. Introduce your staff.
          • Host a photo competition. Let local businesses express how important economic development is to them.
          • Align with local sponsors to help magnify your reach and impact.
          • Organize an event or webinar to showcase economic development efforts in your community.
          • Write a letter to the editor of your community newspaper about economic development in your town.
          • Tag EDA's social media accounts with your activities.
          • Download the 2021 logo and add to your promotion
          • Take the Economic Development Ethics course

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