Upcoming events

    • 28 Jun 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Webinar


    FREE Webinar:

     2022 Best Practices Conference Overview

    Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    12:30-1:15 p.m. ET

    This month’s webinar will feature Horton Hobbs, Vice President of Economic Development at the Greater Springfield Chamber, as he provides an overview of the upcoming Best Practices Conference.  The 2022 Best Practices Conference, themed “Vibrancy Matters!”, will be held July 13-15, 2022 in Springfield, Ohio.  You will hear from Horton Hobbs about the various conference sessions and events/activities, as well as some background on the various facilities hosting the events in Springfield this year.  There will also be opportunities to ask questions. 

    Big or small, vibrancy matters!  Plan to join us in Springfield, Ohio to learn how a Midwestern community is leveraging its assets to create vibrancy and sustainable economic growth.  Attendees will not only learn from the presenters and each other, but will leave with actionable ideas to build upon their own community’s assets.  Along with educational sessions, take advantage of interesting, unique tours, and - of course - enjoy multiple opportunities for networking and getting to know your fellow Midwest economic development professionals and stakeholders in economic development.  This is one conference you do not want to miss.


    Horton Hobbs IV, Vice-President, Economic Development, Greater Springfield Partnership 

    Register Today for this free webinar to learn about the upcoming conference!

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from
    "Mid-America Economic Development Council <MAEDC5@wildapricot.org>", containing information about joining the webinar.

    • 13 Jul 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 11:45 AM
    • Courtyard Springfield Downtown, 100 South Fountain Avenue Springfield, Ohio 45502

    2022 Best Practices Conference

    "Vibrancy Matters!"

      July 13-15, 2022

    Springfield, Ohio - Courtyard Springfield Downtown


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    Mid-America Economic Development Council is an organization that promotes the advancement of economic development professionals. It is the best resource for making contact with site selectors, advancing regional economic development programs, and accessing thought leadership. The Best Practices Conference is the annual spring/summer conference for Mid-America EDC, it rotates throughout the states in the region. In 2022 Ohio will host the conference. At the conference attendees will learn best practices from industry professionals on topics such as: the Intel effect, broadband accessibility, workforce development strategies, placemaking, advanced air mobility, and MORE!  There will be plenty of opportunities for networking with your Midwest colleagues and to see the sights and innovations that Springfield has to offer!


    We expect 100+ economic development professionals from across the    Mid-America EDC region to attend.

    CLICK HERE to view full details about the Best Practices Conference, including the schedule of events and hotel/parking information!





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26 May 2021 WEBINAR: Rural Workforce Development
12 May 2021 2021 VIRTUAL Best Practices Conference
28 Apr 2021 WEBINAR: Tackle Talent Attraction Now
24 Mar 2021 WEBINAR: The Digital Transformation of Economic Development
24 Feb 2021 WEBINAR: Rural Downtown Development
26 Jan 2021 WEBINAR: The Post-Coronavirus Mid-America & Rural Mainstreet Economies: Opportunities and Threats
02 Dec 2020 2020 Mid-America VIRTUAL Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum
21 Oct 2020 Webinar: Winning Business Location Strategies
09 Sep 2020 Webinar: The Essence of Place: How to Placemake Anywhere
26 Aug 2020 Webinar: From Impact to Recovery: Strategies for Communities to Come Back Stronger from COVID-19
03 Apr 2020 Webinar: "COVID-19 Impacts to Economic Development in the Mid-America EDC Region"
12 Sep 2019 Webinar "Discover, Dig, Deploy: Solving Workforce Unavailability"
17 Jul 2019 2019 Best Practices Conference
17 Apr 2019 Webinar "What Site Selectors Want"
02 Dec 2018 2018 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum
29 Aug 2018 Talent Strategy Webinar
01 May 2018 2018 Best Practices Conference
18 Apr 2018 “Winning the War Against Economic Development”
03 Dec 2017 2017 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum
21 Jun 2017 2017 Best Practices Conference
04 Dec 2016 2016 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum
18 May 2016 2016 Best Practices Conference
06 Dec 2015 2015 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum
13 May 2015 2015 Best Practices Conference
07 Dec 2014 2014 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum