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Power Summit & IEDC Training

September 26, 2017 - September 28, 2017

Free – $39.00

Power Summit & IEDC Training

Starting today, you can become a stronger champion for economic development. How so?
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with generous support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), is offering Economic Development for Local Leaders, a two-day course that focuses on introducing community leaders to the system and best practices of economic development.

With special thanks to our local hosts, the Big Sky Economic Development and the State of Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development under the Department of Commerce, the training will take place in Billings, Montana at The DoubleTree on September 27 and 28, 2017.

This is a chance to network with other local and regional leaders and to understand more about how you can be most effective in supporting local economic development. The course is especially useful for leadership of small and rural communities, and provides inspiring examples from communities like yours.  There is a nominal fee of $39 to participate in this interactive program which will include lunch on both days.  The course runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on each day.

Tuesday, September 26 –
3:00-5:00pm – Power Summit. The Double Tree Hotel

3:00 – 3:30pm – Coal Study Presentation and Coal Country Coalition Next Steps

3:30-4:00pm – Updates/Presentations

4:00 – 5:00pm –  Regional Table Breakout Discussions

5:00 – 7:00pm – Networking Reception. Appetizers provided. Cash bar available

Wednesday, September 27 –
8:30 – 4:30pm – IEDC Economic Development Basic Course. DoubleTree Hotel

8:30 – 9:00am – Networking.

9:00 – 3:30pm – IEDC Course Working Lunch provided by IEDC

3:30 – 4:30pm – Regional Breakout Session

Thursday, September 28 –
8:30 – 4:00pm – IEDC Economic Development Basic Course. DoubleTree Hotel

8:30 – 9:00am – Networking.

9:00 – 3:15pm – IEDC Course Working Lunch provided by IEDC

3:15 – 4:00pm – Regional Breakout Session



IEDC Course – $39.00

Power Summit/Reception – No Charge









September 26, 2017
September 28, 2017
Free – $39.00


DoubleTree by Hilton
27 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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Melanie Schwarz