Mid-America Competitiveness Conference

2022 Mid-America EDC Competitiveness Conference

Register Today to attend the 2022 Competitiveness Conference!
November 30 - December 2, 2022
Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile



Don’t miss this tremendous opportunity to learn from experts who touch projects!  You are sure to gain tips and knowledge from this year’s presenters and panelists in the areas of site selection, development, engineering, utilities, marketing, workforce, community leadership, and more! 


Click here for full details, including the schedule of events.

Click here to register online. 


How to reserve your hotel room at the Marriott: 
Visit https://book.passkey.com/event/50276458/owner/1361/home to reserve your hotel room online at Mid-America EDC’s online reservation website.  A block of hotel rooms for the nights of November 29 & 30 and December 1 & 2 will be held until November 9th.  The discounted room rate is $233 per night for standard rooms.


Parking Information:
Onsite valet parking is available at the rate of $70 per day.  Offsite parking is also available.  Please contact the hotel with questions/to request more information. 




2021 Mid-America EDC Competitiveness Conference

December 1-3, 2021


CLICK HERE to view the Competitiveness Conference Onsite Program.

CLICK HERE for the 2021 Mid America Competitiveness Conference Attendee List


2021 Mid America Competitiveness Conference Speaker Biographies:

Janet Ady Courtney Dunbar Cesar Lopez Willie Smith
Dean Barber Megan Flores Jonathan McGee Eric Swack
Anthony Burnett Glen Ford Isak Nti Asare Bob Westover
Marc Child Mike Grella Tim Pospisil Sylvia Wulf
Rob Cornwell Ellen Heinz Jolena Presti  
Rob Cleveland TJ Houston Ashley Scray-Peterson  
Tonya Crist Clarence Hulse Alex Smith  


2021 Mid America Competitiveness Conference Speaker Presentations:

Wednesday, December 1st

Thursday, December 2nd


Friday, December 3rd

  • Securing the Enterprise in a Post Pandemic World
    Presenters:  Tim Pospisil, Marc Child, TJ Houston and Isak Nti Asare
  • Inclusive Economic Development:  Good for growth, good for workforce, good for communities
    Presenters:  Mike Grella, Ellen Heinz, Courtney Dunbar, Jonathan McGee, Willie Smith, Eric Swack and Rob Cleveland