When & Where

August 26 to August 29, 2019

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Denver, CO

2019 Economic Development Conference for the EDA Denver Region

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Economic Brilliance and Resilience:
2019 Economic Development Conference for the EDA Denver Region

Save the Dates! | August 26 - 29, 2019

Deadline to secure the discounted hotel rate ends on August 8, 2019!

Early bird conference registration rate deadline is August 16, 2019!

Join your regional development peers (Economic Development Districts, University Centers, RLFs, Tribal Planning Grantees, Regional Councils, Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers, and other regional development stakeholders) from the 10-state region of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming at the Grand Hyatt Denver for three days of best practice exchanges, peer networking, and professional development training.

What's New?  The conference program is available here

There will be 3 mobile workshops during the conference.  While the one to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is now closed, there is room on the other two.  The mobile workshops require pre-registration and there is an extra fee to attend.

RiNO Arts District Boosts Denver's Creative Economy (Tuesday, Aug 27, 1:45 pm; $35 additional fee; limited to 24 participants; pre-registration required)

From One Airport to Twelve Neighborhoods:  A Visit to Stapleton (Wednesday, Aug 28, 8:45 am; $35 additional fee; limited to 40 participants; pre-registration required)

Already registered but want to sign up for a mobile workshop?  No problem! 

You can stop by the Conference Registration desk on the 38th floor of the Atrium Tower at the Grand Hyatt to sign up, or you can log into your portal at my.nado.org, then click on "My Account", then "My Registration". Select "Edit Details" next to the event, click on the "Edit" pen symbol right next to your name. This will take you back to the registration page of the event and you can make any changes: adding new workshop, taking additional guests, and proceed to check out as usual.

Click here to check out the conference program!

Conference sessions will cover a broad range of topics: CEDS process planning and implementation, and alignment with other plans; data sources and uses; training for new executive directors; economic recovery and resilience; indirect cost rate negotiations; Grants Online; EDD relevance, including measuring and sharing impact; broadband; Opportunity Zones; workforce and economic development; addressing underemployment and low employment; EDA program overviews; emerging industries; renewable energy; manufacturing; RIS; entrepreneurship and much more!

The conference will include a pre-conference workshop for new EDD executive directors that will start at 1:00 pm on Monday, August 26.  The conference itself will start at 8:45 am on Tuesday, August 27 and will  conclude around 12 pm on Thursday, August 29.  A preliminary agenda can be found on the Agenda and Presentations page; it will be updated regularly but might be useful for your travel planning purposes.

Conference registration rates are $300 (before August 16, 2019) and $350 (after August 16, 2019).  

 Grand Hyatt Hotel |  1750 Welton Street | Denver, CO 80202 | 303.295.1234 


With support from the Economic Development Administration's Denver Regional Office, the NADO Research Foundation is coordinating the conference.

 The EDA logo is a trademark of the Economic Development Administration/U.S. Department of Commerce, used with permission.


Questions?: Contact Laurie Thompson, Deputy Executive Director at or [email protected]