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3/10/2020 to 3/31/2020
When: March 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020
Where: United States

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Bring the world economy to your community's front door with tips and tricks from IEDC's online FDI course.

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Foreign Direct Investment and Exporting

IEDC Elective Training Course
March 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020| Online
Regular Registration Deadline: February 28




Bring the world economy to your community's front door with tips from our upcomingtraining course. Held in four online sessions over the month of March, the curriculumwill cover how to attract foreign investors, facilitate exports in your community, and solicit help from federal and state programs.

In 2020, engaging with foreign investors has never been more important, no matter the size or location of your community. So mark your calendar, save your spot, and get ready to tune in starting March 10at 11:45 AM.



Learning Outcomes

· Understand how to make the most of trade shows

· Recognize why an investor would be interested in setting up operations in the U.S.

· Be able to take advantage of federal government resources for EDOs pursuing FDI and foreign exports

· And much more



Who Should Attend

· EDO employees planning to incorporate foreign direct investment into their organization's strategy

· Economic developers looking to improve existing relationships withlocal foreign investors

· Individuals seeking to fulfill an electivecourserequirement for the CEcD exam




Steve Weathers, CEcD

President & CEO
Erie County Industrial Development Agency
Buffalo, NY

Steve Weathers was named President and CEO of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency in 2013.Steve Weathers has been in economic development for more than 20 years, during which time he's been involved in the attraction, retention, growth and start-up of more than 500 companies.

Currently, Steve serves on the board of the International Economic Development Council, State of New York Economic Development Council, Red Cross of Western New York, and The Beverly Gray Entrepreneurial Center (a women and minority business incubator).



Earn CEcD Credits

Thiscoursemeets the professional development requirements for theCertified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam. CEcDs earn recertification credits for participating.



Looking for more on FDI? Join us at the 2020 FED Forum this April

As the premier annual gathering on federal economic development programs and policies, this year's IEDC FED Forum will cover two issues at the helm of the field today: OpportunityZones and international trade. Register before March 6 to save up to $200 on fees!


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