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High-Level Federal Officials to Speak at IEDCís 2016 FED Forum

15 Plus Federal Agencies Represented at Federal Economic Development Policy Event

Washington, DC, April 01, 2016 --( The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Federal Economic Development Forum (FED Forum) will feature speakers from over 15 federal agencies. The Forum will take place April 3-5 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, VA.

“For the past twenty years, the Forum has presented a unique opportunity for IEDC members and the economic development community at large, to connect with one another, and exchange information on federal initiatives so critical to our industry,” IEDC Board Chair Barry Matherly, CEcD, FM, said.

FED Forum has seen representation from 24 federal agencies and nearly all 50 states in previous years. Speakers range from presidential appointees to Department of Commerce officials to state economic development executives.

Notable 2016 speakers include:

The Honorable Jane Campbell: Director Washington Office, National Development Council, Washington, DC

Dennis Chrisbaum: Director, International Trade Finance, U.S. Small Business Administration

Gerri Fiala: Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Anne Flatness: Economist, Team Lead, Office of Trade and Policy Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC

The Honorable Fred Hochberg: Chairman & President, Export-Import Bank of the United States

The Honorable Denise Turner Roth: Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration

The Honorable Vinai Thummalapally: Executive Director, SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration

The Honorable Jay Williams: Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Ashley Zuelke: Senior Advisor for Export Policy, Promotion and Strategy, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,700 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions.
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