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


Upcoming events

    • Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Alexander, 333 S Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN


    A significant competitive handicap for many communities in their efforts to attract and retain companies is their ability to tell their story with data. Site selection RFIs ask for data on industries, establishments, jobs, wages, unionization, commuting patterns, and demographics. Much of this data exists at a county level (although some is only at the MSA level) and is accessible from public sources at no cost.

    Presenter: Nicole Dunn, Chamberlin/Dunn


    This workshop will provide attendees with a crash course in navigating five important sources:

    • Hoosiers by the Numbers (Indiana county data)
    • Bureau of Labor Statistics
      • Local Area Unemployment Statistics
      • Occupational Employment Statistics
    • U.S. Census Bureau
      • FactFinder QuickFacts
      • American Community Survey
      • OnTheMap Commuting Patterns
      • County Business Patterns
    • Union Stats
    • StatsIndiana (a portion of BLS and Census data, more quickly available)

    Attendees are asked to bring their laptops so they can access the internet and Microsoft Excel. 

    • Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • Friday, December 15, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • The Alexander, 333 South Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana‎


    Thursday, December 14

     1:00 PM Registration Opens/Visit Exhibits
     1:30 PM Welcome
     2:00 PM Stories from the Frontline: Business Attraction
     3:00 PM Networking/Break with Exhibitors
     3:30 PM                      

    Be More Strategic and Have More Success
    A panel featuring the companies that provide studies and strategies of all kinds to talk through what they can do for communities to help them be more successful.

     4:30 PM PRIDE: Workforce and Education Strategies
     6:00 PM Reception & Exhibits
     7:30 PM End of Reception

    Friday, December 15

     8:00 AM Breakfast and Exhibits Open
     8:30 AM IEDA Annual Business Meeting
     9:00 AM Attacking the Labor Participation Rate
     10:00 AM Break
     10:30 AM IEDC Update
     11:00 AM Legislative Update
     11:45 AM Wrap Up
     12:00 PM Adjourn

    Room Block - The Alexander
    Rate: $199.00 + tax
    To reserve a room call (855) 200-3002 and reference the group or use the following link: by November 20.

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

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