Feb 21, 2012

Economic development conference coming to Madison in 2015

Excerpted from Wisconsin State Journal
By Judy Newman

Development experts will converge on Madison in 2015.

The International Economic Development Council, based in Washington, D.C., has chosen Madison as the site for its annual spring conference in 2015. More than 250 people are expected to attend, with a local economic impact estimated at more than $230,000.

But the amount of dollars spent is not the only significance of hosting the conference, said Janet Ady, president of Ady Voltedge and co-chair of a group of economic development professionals who led the effort to bring the group here.

She said the participants, who may also include site selectors, will have a chance to get a fresh look at Wisconsin as a potential destination for companies.

“We’re getting people to wake up and see what’s new about Wisconsin,” Ady said.

“I couldn’t imagine a better marketing opportunity than this conference,” said Paul Jadin, chief executive of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

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