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Iowa SMART Economic Development Conference

May 4, 2017 at 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center - Des Moines, IA
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The annual Iowa SMART Economic Development Conference is Iowa's largest annual conference devoted to economic development. Now in its 32nd year, the conference is co-sponsored by the investor-owned electric, natural gas and transmission utility companies of the Iowa Utility Association (IUA) and by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The conference annually attracts approximately 500 economic development professionals, business leaders, chamber of commerce executives, community leaders, elected officials and other board members who influence economic development and public policy issues statewide and within their own communities.

The Iowa SMART Conference includes general sessions, workshops and networking opportunities. Speakers and workshops throughout the day address topics critical to economic development including local government financing, workforce, housing, community improvement, site selection, small data centers, entrepreneurialism, marketing, development-ready communities, embracing new immigrants, and preparing a community for growth.


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Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 1.515.348.6200
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