Focus of the Conference

The event will focus on the next 50 years of economic development, including high-level conversations about how we can create the conditions for economic growth for decades to come, panel discussions with administration and congressional officials, and in-depth analysis from public and private sector economic development leaders.

Who Should Attend

The 2016 EDA National Conference will bring together hundreds of regional and local economic development professionals, non-profit and private partners, and federal, state and local officials to explore the top issues facing communities today relating to improving competitiveness, job growth, innovation and overall quality of life.

Why You Should Attend:

EDA’s role as the integrator of federal economic development opportunities and the only federal agency solely focused on economic development provides the venue for thought-provoking, cutting-edge ideas with public, private and non-profit partners from every sector of the economy, and is a can’t-miss event for anyone engaged in improving their community’s quality of life.

The conference will provide a forum for thoughtful and impactful discussions about our economic future and will include shared best practices and the exploration of a bold plan for future economic growth.