33rd Economic Development Conference Will Focus on Business Success and Community Vitality

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California Association for Local Economic Development

The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) is hosting its annual conference of economic developers in Long Beach to discuss how economic developers can work with businesses to ensure economic success and community vitality. The conference will take place April 9-11, 2013 at the Long Beach Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Long Beach and will include opening remarks from the Long Beach Mayor, Bob Foster.

“We are excited to hear Mayor Foster’s perspective on local economic development challenges and opportunities and are eager to share information with our members on how to help businesses thrive in their communities,” said CALED President & CEO Gurbax Sahota. “We will discuss the pressing issues that businesses and economic developers face everyday, such as how to move projects forward with innovative public-private partnerships, how to market your economic development program, and what financing tools are available.”

The two and a half-day conference will include three tracks: Best Practices and Programs, Economic Development Financing, and Professional Development. Conference participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a pre-conference session on Property Management Plans, an Advancing Economic Development Expo, and a Culinary Crawl featuring three downtown restaurants.

For more information about the 33rd Annual CALED Conference, please visit www.onwardandupward2013.org or call 916.448.8252 x.12.

About CALED: The California Association for Local Economic Development is California’s premier economic development association with over 750 members. It is one of the largest economic development associations in the country. Since 1980, when it was created, CALED has led the way in teaching economic developers, local elected officials, and state representatives the value of economic development, and how it is used to create quality jobs, help businesses, and generate revenue to support community development programs. For additional information, please visit www.caled.org.

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