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Benjamin Snow, CEcD, and Director of the City’s Economic Heath & Housing Department joined hundreds of his economic development colleagues from around the country and world at the  International Economic Development Council Annual Conference. Economic development leaders and professionals were thrilled to return to this full-scale in-person event in Oklahoma City this year.

Following the past 2 years of unprecedented challenges created by the pandemic, the attendees were able to learn from one another to find bold solutions for the future. The conference included breakout sessions with industry where experts shared industry insights about today’s most pressing topics, including economic reinvention, community innovation, and disaster recovery and resiliency.

Additional sessions included:

  • leadership development
  • fostering talent
  • supporting economic opportunity
  • economic transformation
  • promoting the economic development profession.

Many of the lessons from these sessions will be applied to Greeley’s economic development strategic planning efforts, which will launch soon and focus on Greeley’s economic future.

Read more information about the IEDC organization and future events

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