Celebrate Economic Development Week on May 8-12

Columbia Economic Development in excited to join other communities across the United States in celebrating Economic Development Week

Save the date for 2023 Economic Development Week coming up on May 8-12, 2023. Come celebrate with Columbia Economic Development, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), and many organizations and agencies across the United States as we showcase and highlight business, development, and investment growth throughout the past year. 

Economic Development Week was created by IEDC in 2016 to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere. Over the span of six years, hundreds of campaigns have been created throughout the United States and Canada, creating millions of impressions, thousands of news stories, blog entries, videos, events and other activities.

In 2018, campaigns occurred in all 50 American states, with more than 40 communities officially proclaiming Economic Development Week. Since 2016, technology has opened new doors for creativity, which EDOs have taken advantage of by creating and sharing videos, infographics, banners, and many other types of materials which were spread far and wide on social media, websites, and in print. 

Interested in learning more? Feel free to download IEDC's "What is Economic Development?" brochure HERE.