Mid-America Competitiveness Conference

2022 Mid-America EDC Competitiveness Conference

November 30 - December 2, 2022

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611


THE COMPETITIVENESS CONFERENCE IS MID-AMERICA EDC’s marquis annual event, providing tips, strategies and ideas to help Midwest communities improve their competitive position to land corporate investment and attract talent while also gaining knowledge and perspectives of top site consultants.


Save the dates and plan to join us!  Look for more information to be released later this Summer! 



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