IEDC Announces Dates and Toolkit for 2022 Economic Development Week

The international event will highlight local efforts to increase the quality of life in every community over the course of May 9 to May 13, 2022
WASHINGTON - Feb. 14, 2022 - PRLog -- IEDC officially marks the week of May 9 to May 13, 2022, as the next Economic Development Week. During this week, communities across North America will celebrate and recognize the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.

Created in 2016 by International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.

Over the past five years, more than 450 communities across the U.S. and Canada have participated in campaigns across all 50 U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces, and additional U.S. territories.

"Economic developers play essential roles in promoting the economic health and vitality of their communities — a fact that has only been proven further by the events of the past two years," says IEDC President & CEO Nathan Ohle. "The 2022 Economic Development Week will serve to recognize, honor and celebrate the ingenuity and leadership practitioners have shown in working to create a more equitable and prosperous future for everyone. I encourage everyone to begin planning their own celebrations that will lift up the important outcomes economic developers facilitate in their communities."

IEDC has also released the #EconDevWeek22 Toolkit to help communities prepare for the event. The toolkit contains special ways to engage elected officials, press release templates, event ideas, #EconDevWeek22 Excellence in Economic Development Week Awards details, and much more.

IEDC encourages all interested economic developers to visit our website at to learn more and begin planning their 2022 Economic Development Week celebrations.

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