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200 Economic Development Professionals Meet in Arlington to Discuss Federal Policy

International Economic Development Council Holds Country’s Only Comprehensive Federal Economic Development Policy Annual Event.

Washington, DC, April 01, 2016 --( Approximately 200 economic development professionals are expected to gather at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel from April 3-5 for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Federal Economic Development (FED) Forum.

FED Forum, which has run for the past 20 years, is the only comprehensive federal economic development annual event. The Forum will not only expose economic developers to federal economic development policy, but also to federal officials.

Speakers range from state and regional economic development professionals to high-ranking federal officials. Some noteworthy speakers include:

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

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

Topics on the agenda include tips for working with elected officials, challenges facing American infrastructure systems, federal resources available to rural communities, and opportunities facing urban environments.

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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Akia Garnett
(202) 223-7800

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