EDA Seattle EDD Regional Roundtable


2023 EDA Seattle EDD Regional Roundtable

March 23-24 (Thur-Fri)

The EDA Seattle Regional Office and the National Association of Development Organizations are pleased to announce the EDA Seattle EDA Regional Roundtable, scheduled for March 23-24, 2023 in Seattle, Washington.  This event is open to staff at all Economic Development Districts (EDD) throughout the EDA Seattle region and is designed to strengthen bonds between districts, the regional office, and the national network of EDDs.  This gathering will provide training and networking opportunities, as well as funding and legislative updates to better position EDDs to support their regions with economic recovery and resilience efforts. 

The Regional Roundtable will be held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel and while there is no charge to attend, pre-registration is required.  See you in Seattle!     

Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

EDD Community of Practice Seattle Event_Final Agenda (pdf)


While there is no charge to attend this event, pre-registration is required. 

Register online HERE!

Questions about registration? Contact Krystal DeLeon at [email protected]

Book Hotel

Renaissance Seattle 
515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Discover the gem of the Pacific Northwest’s “Emerald City” at the Renaissance Seattle. Taking a cue from the iconic architecture of the Seattle Central Library, you will find a sophisticated literary theme throughout this vibrant and stylish downtown hotel. Conveniently located near the sports facilities, as well as Pike Place Market, The Gum Wall, and upscale shopping and dining, the great location also eliminates travel stress thanks to easy access to major freeways and Sea-Tac International Airport. 

Click here to reserve your room

Or call (206) 583-0300 and be sure to mention the conference name to receive the discounted group rate.

Group discount: $176 + tax (nightly room rate)

Reservations must be received by the hotel on or before March 1, 2023.

After March 1, please email Brittany Salazar at [email protected] for assistance in booking your hotel room. 

Get There



Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - Visit Website 
Distance from Property: 15.2 Miles
Phone Number: +1 800-544-1965
Alternate Airport Transporation: Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express
King County International Airport/Boeing Field - Visit Website
Distance from Property: 6.1 Miles
Phone Number: +1 206-296-4040

Other Transportation Nearby Hotel

Bus Station: Greyhound Bus Station Seattle

Subway Station(s):
Pioneer Square Station
University Street Station

Train Station: King Street Station

Hotel Daily Parking

On-Site Parking: $45 

Valet: $57

Additional Parking Information
Garage height restriction 6'2" and under. No oversized parking available on-site. Taxes included in daily rates.



Applicable presentations and materials will be made available after the Roundtable.

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Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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