Upcoming events

    • 23 Jun 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar


    FREE Webinar
    for Mid-America EDC Members

    Mid-America Economic Development Council The New Tools of the Trade Webinar

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021
    12:30-1:30 p.m. ET

    Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We’re giving you a rundown of some of the latest technologies in the economic development world. These new tools will place you among many of the best EDOs and make your community shine. In this panel, our presenters will review many of the high-tech tools that have recently come out and how to most effectively take advantage of them.

    Register Today!
    (Free for Mid-America EDC current members, $50 for non-members.)


    Aaron Brossoit

    Aaron is CEO and a founder at Golden Shovel Agency, a firm specializing in communications for economic development. Aaron has over 14 years of experience working in the economic development industry and 20 years as a marketing professional. He has led the creation of communication tools and services currently supporting over 200 economic development organizations across North America. Aaron and his team pioneered the use of virtual reality tools for the economic development industry in 2017.

    Bruce Takefman

    Bruce Takefman, Founder & CEO of ResearchFDI is an award-winning, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist who began his company in 2010 while working out of his bedroom. A decade on, and ResearchFDI, a marketing firm specializing in investment attraction services for economic developers, has over 75 full-time multilingual consultants and partners in key market hubs across the globe that have helped secure over $5 billion USD in new capital investment.

    Anatalio Ubalde

    Anatalio Ubalde is CEO and Founder of SizeUp, a small business intelligence internet service for economic development organizations. He is also Co-founder/Managing Director of GIS Planning Inc., an international economic development internet company acquired by the Financial Times Group in 2016. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fortune, Entrepreneur, MSNBC, and the New York Times. Mr. Ubalde was named a Fellow Member of IEDC for achieving exceptional stature in the field of economic development. He previously worked in government local economic development.

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

Past events

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"
08 Dec 2019 2019 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum
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