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Women in Economic Development Forum10
Sofitel Magnificent Mile
Chicago, Illinois

October 6-8, 2019
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Ten Year Anniversary!

Area Development is pleased to be returning to the Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile for the tenth annual Women in Economic Development Forum.

Attendees will hear from and network with leading women site consultants, industry experts and economic development professionals, participating in a program of presentations, panels and roundtable discussions focused on the trends influencing corporate location strategy.


The Forum opens Sunday with an evening Networking Reception and Dinner at the hotel. The Monday and Tuesday programs consist of presentations and panels, ending with roundtable discussions where attendees can engage face to face with speakers.


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Attendee Feedback:

“This Forum provided insight into many areas of the changing landscape in business attraction and workforce needs. I truly enjoyed every speaker.”
Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast

“This Forum was invigorating and well put together. I really enjoyed the roundtable discussions and panelists. Looking forward to next year.”
Port Corpus Christi Authority, Texas

“I thoroughly enjoyed my first-time experience. It was my first all-women's event and it was so empowering, inspiring, and insightful. It was a very organized and well-thought-through event. The attention to detail was very much appreciated. The speakers, hotel, food, were all aspects that made it a wonderful experience for me.”
Community Development Foundation, Mississippi

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