International Economic Development Week Resources
Economic Development Matters - EDA joined economic development organizations from across the country to create a website and to produce a short video that demonstrates the importance of economic development to the fabric of a community. This website contains the video in both official languages. Feel free to download these videos and make good use of them.
Championing Economic Development Videos- Check out IEDC’s YouTube page for a series of videos about the profession and its accomplishments. See interviews with key economic development professionals on topics such as the roles of key partners, engaging elected officials, successful projects and more.
What is Economic Development? Economic development is the intentional practice of improving a community’s economic well-being and quality of life. It includes a broad-range of activities to attract, create, and retain jobs, and to foster a resilient, pro-growth tax base and an inclusive economy. The practice of economic development comprises of a collaborative effort involving industry, government and myriad community stakeholders. Download the "What is Economic Development Brochure" to provide a basic overview on economic development, EDOs, and what economic developers do for your community as part of your campaign materials.
Why Invest in Economic Development in Good Times?- An excellent resource when the value of economic development programs is called into question. This brochure provides the rationale of why investing in economic development is good for a community.
Who Economic Development Programs help and How- This brochure gives a higher level overview of who and how economic development programs help, including examples of some of the services that EDOs typically provide.
Introduction to Economic Development- This powerpoint presentation highlights how economic development is the intentional practice of improving improving a community’s economic well-being and quality of life.