Best Practices Conference
As a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus the Mid-America EDC Best Practices Conference set to be hosted this year in Flint, Michigan will be postponed and pushed back a year to May 12-14, 2021.
Please be sure to note the following:
- If you registered to attend the 2020 Best Practices Conference, your registration will be automatically cancelled. If you already provided payment, a full refund will automatically be issued in the next 10 business days.
- If you reserved a hotel room at the Holiday Inn in Flint in conjunction with the 2020 Best Practices Conference, please be sure to contact the hotel by the end of this week to cancel your reservation by phone or online. The hotel’s website is https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/flint/fntmi/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-HI-_-US-_-FNTMI.
The Best Practices Planning Committee had a fantastic conference planned for this spring. Although we will not be meeting in-person this May we are excited for the programming Mid-America EDC is able to share through the course of upcoming webinars. The first webinar “COVID-19 Impacts to Economic Development in the Mid-America EDC Region” was held April 3. If you were not able to attend, the Mid-America EDC leadership is considering holding another similar webinar soon, due to popular demand. And, we are also working with our valued partners to present additional webinars that will help you navigate through these unprecedented times. Be sure to look for these additional webinar opportunities in your email inbox as they are finalized!
“Changing the Narrative” was the theme for the Flint Best Practices conference. A session touching on the water crisis and strategies for Economic Development Professionals to plan, prepare, and recover from a crisis was set to be a headlining session. With the COVID-19 pandemic it is clear that it is not just one city affected by the crisis, but all of us around the world. That said, we draw strength in you and each other. As Economic Development Professionals we are all resilient, strong, and steadfast; no day is ever the same, we are always thinking on our feet, using the tools at our disposal, and creating new ones along the way to help our community, region, or state be the best that it can. We know that hard work will only continue going forward. Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do.
The mission of Mid-America EDC is to help grow and connect economic development professionals across our 13 state region and we look forward to continually being that resource. Our thoughts go out to everyone at this time – be well, be healthy, and be safe. If you have questions, comments, or information to share please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Best Practices Conference
May 12-14, 2021
Think you know the Flint story? Guess again. Join us May 12-14 in Flint, Michigan for the Mid-America EDC Best Practices Conference. As Economic Development professionals we are always telling the story of our communities, but what do we do when the unexpected occurs? “Changing the Narrative” is the theme of the conference this year – attend and learn not only how to handle adversity should it occur, but plan for it in advance. That is only the tip of the iceberg as sessions will also include real estate, financing, and workforce topics. Plus tours of Flint locations that will “change the narrative” of what you might expect. We can’t wait to see you there.
BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE HOTEL INFORMATION:
This year’s Best Practices Conference location and host hotel is the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Flint, Michigan, located just three miles from Flint Bishop International Airport.
Parking is onsite and complimentary for hotel guests and Best Practices Conference day attendees.
Holiday Inn Gateway Centre
5353 Gateway Centre
Flint, MI 48507
THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE SPONSORS
DAILY BREAK SPONSORS