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 Economic Brilliance and Resilience: NADO Economic Development Conference for EDA Denver Region – 8/26-29 – Denver

August 26 @ 8:00 am - August 29 @ 5:00 pm

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Take Advantage of the Early Bird Conference Rate! 


Participate in a Timely and Relevant Learning Opportunity 

Join your regional development peers (Economic Development Districts, University Centers, RLFs, Tribal Planning Grantees, Regional Councils, Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers, and other regional development stakeholders) from EDA’s 10-state region of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming for best practice exchanges, peer networking, and professional development training.


Network with Your Economic Development Peers

us The conference planning team recognizes the immeasurable value of peer-to-peer exchanges.  We have built in ample time for attendees to share lessons learned, offer solutions to challenges and problems, talk about innovative approaches to economic development, and talk through current issues they are facing in their communities, regions, states, and across the EDA Denver region.   


Gain a Better Understanding of EDA’s Programs 

In addition to sessions delivered by EDA staff that will offer insights about the agency’s portfolio of programs, other sessions are being designed so that attendees can learn about the ways these programs are being delivered on the ground.  Attendees will be able to learn how other EDA-funded programs are working on various aspects of economic development and gain an better understanding of how future collaborations might promote their efforts. 


Broad and Diverse Range of Topics 

Conference sessions will cover a broad range of topics: CEDS process planning and implementation, and alignment with other plans; data sources and uses; training for new executive directors; economic recovery and resilience; indirect cost rate negotiations; Grants Online; EDD relevance, including measuring and sharing impact; broadband; Opportunity Zones; workforce and economic development; addressing underemployment and low employment; EDA program overviews; emerging industries; renewable energy; manufacturing; RIS; entrepreneurship and much more! 


Start Planning 

The conference will include a pre-conference workshop for new EDD executive directors that will start at 1 pm on Monday, August 26.  The conference will officially start at 8:45 am on Tuesday, August 27 and will  conclude around 12 pm on Thursday, August 29.  A preliminary agenda can be found here; it will be updated regularly but might be useful for your travel planning purposes.


Conference Logistical Information 

The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1750 Welton Street, in Denver.  Make your reservations by calling the hotel (303.295.1234) or, better yet, by clicking here 


Conference registration will open soon.  Rates will be $300 (before July 27, 2019) and $350 (after July 27, 2019).  Please note there is a $50 additional fee to attend the pre-conference workshop for new EDD executive directors. 


A series of mobile workshops will be woven into the conference agenda; they are being finalized and more information will be available soon.  Please note that you can register for the conference now and once we post the mobile workshops you will be able to modify your registration to register for one (or more) of them.  


For more information about the conference, click here, and check your in-box regularly for updates! 



With support from the Economic Development Administration’s Denver Regional Office, the NADO Research Foundation is coordinating the conference.




 The EDA logo is a trademark of the Economic Development Administration/U.S. Department of Commerce, used with permission.


August 26 @ 8:00 am
August 29 @ 5:00 pm


Grand Hyatt Hotel – Denver
1750 Welton Street
Denver,COUnited States
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