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

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. 

Visit the Agenda and Presentations Page for the Preliminary Schedule.

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 will open soon.  Rates will be $300 (before July 26, 2019) and $350 (after July 26, 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]