About the Conference
The Evolution of the Economic Developer
In a 21st Century Economy, the term “economic development” has grown to have a variety of meanings. Gone are the days of just trying to attract a company with economic incentives, building a facility, and creating jobs. Economic development means innovation, research, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, community development, downtown revitalization, marketing, retention, attraction, workforce development, health, wealth, and prosperity of a region to name a few!
At the forefront of this evolution has been the economic developer, adapting to realities around them, creating economic prosperity and opportunity for their communities. The NYSEDC is proud to be leading through this process and leveraging the best practices of our membership to help create economies of the future.