The Indiana Economic Development Association defines economic development as the facilitation of investment that leads to long-term community prosperity.


Upcoming events

    • Thursday, December 13, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, December 14, 2018
    • 12:15 PM
    • The Alexander, 333 South Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana‎


    Thursday, December 13

     9:00 AM Registration Opens/Visit Exhibits
     9:30 AM Welcome
    Wendy Dant Chesser, IEDA Chair
     10:00 AM Leveraging Plant Closures: Ready Workforce, Ready Sites
     10:45 AM Break with Exhibitors
     11:15 AM Working with Your Partners
     12:00 PM Lunch
     1:30 PM Success Case Studies
     2:15 PM Tech Break
     2:20 PM REDO Recaps
     3:05 PM Break
     3:30 PM REDO Recaps
     4:15 PM Tech Break
     4:20 PM REDO Recaps
     5:05 PM                      

    Barry I. Matherly, CEcD FM HLM

     5:30 PM Reception & Cornhole Tournament
     7:30 PM End of Reception

    Friday, December 14

     8:00 AM Breakfast and Exhibits Open
     9:00 AM IEDA Annual Business Meeting
     9:55 AM Tech Break
     10:00 AM Legislative Update
    Hear the issues that IEDA will face during the 2019 Legislative Session.
    Kip Tew, Ice Miller
    Mark Shublak, Ice Miller
     10:45 AM Break
     11:15 AM IEDC Fireside Chat
     12:00 PM Wrap Up
     12:15 PM Adjourn

    Room Block - The Alexander
    Rate: $159.00 + tax
    To reserve a room call (855) 200-3002 and reference IEDA or use the following link:  by November 19.

    • Monday, January 14, 2019
    • Friday, January 18, 2019
    • Horizon Convention Center

    Click register to the left to let IEDA members know you plan to attend. 

    To register for the event click here.

    Does your job require you to have a robust understanding of economic development? Do you make decisions that impact your local or regional economy and quality of life?

    Offered annually for more than 30 years, our week-long Indiana Economic Development Course—the official “basic course” for the State of Indiana—offers intensive training in the basic concepts, methods, and strategies of economic, industrial, business, entrepreneurial, workforce, and community development. It is a comprehensive educational experience in the theory and practice of holistic approaches to building and sustaining vibrant communities.


    • Space is limited.
    • Non-scholarship seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Applicants will be contacted within two weeks to confirm their registration status after submitting the online application form.


    The course fee for all participants in 2019 is $695.

    Costs cover:

    • instruction
    • training resources
    • a class picture
    • the provided meals for the week (daily continental breakfasts, Friday buffet breakfast, Monday through Thursday lunches, and an evening reception)

    More Information

125 West Market Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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