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IEDC: Corporate Social Responsibility and Economic Development
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When: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Where: Virtual Learning
United States

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Registrationby Thursday, February 15 at 11 a.m. ET

Do you know which businesses in your community have Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives? What about businesses that might be looking for opportunities to locate to a community like yours simply because of their CSR requirements? Many companies are pledging to help strengthen the workforce, housing, and overall economy of their communities and you can play a significant role in attracting them and fostering their success. Supporting their CSR objectives provides a win-win opportunity to make a lasting economic impact for your communities at-large. Learn key strategies during this webinar.

Drill down on these specifics:

• Economic and social impacts of CSR on sustainable development
• Case studies of CSR for urban and rural development
• Best practices in developing a CSR strategy for economic development and practical lessons from the private sector

You will learn from:

Marc DeCourcey

Senior Vice President
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Washington, DC

Leading the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC), and with 25 years of experience, Marc serves as a resource for businesses dedicated to making a difference. The Center works with businesses to tackle the toughest issues affecting society in the areas of community improvement, disaster resilience, economic empowerment, education, environment, and health. Through interactive and informative events with industry leaders, original research, a digital and media network, and the resources and reach of the Foundation, CCC is a powerful corporate citizenship partner.


Alec Gorynski

Vice President, Community Development and Corporate Philanthropy - First National Bank
President - First National Community Development Corporation
Omaha, NE

Alec Gorynski is a community development funder, investor, technical expert, and leader with over a decade of experience across private, nonprofit, and government sectors. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Community Development and Corporate Philanthropy for First National Bank, and President of the First National Community Development Corporation. In his role he heads the bank’s efforts to be an agent of positive change in its footprint communities through philanthropy, investing, leadership, and the use products and services across its seven-state footprint. Complementing his professional experience Mr. Gorynski is a co-founder and board member of Spark – a community development intermediary; past-president and Treasurer of Omaha 100 – a nonprofit CDFI; and holds board and sub-committee positions with the Nebraska Arts Council, the Omaha Community Foundation, and InCommon Community Development. He holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Peru State College.

Register, block the time off on your schedule, invite your entire team and community partners to watch the webinar, and together, learn how your organization can partner with these companies to promote economic development activities in your area. The deadline to sign up is 11 am, February 15.





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International Economic Development Council

IEDC is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban and local to international, IEDC's members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.



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