IMTS 2018: International Manufacturing Technology Show

09/10/2018 - 09/15/2018 McCormick Place 2301 S King Dr Chicago, IL 60616

The IMTS Conference program will focus on six topics: Process Innovations, Alternative Manufacturing, Plant Operations, Automation, Quality and Industry 4.0/IIoT.

★ Site Selectors Guild Fall Forum

09/10/2018 - 09/12/2018 Hyatt Regency Greenville 220 N Main St Greenville, SC 29601

The Site Selectors Guild is the only association of the world’s foremost professional site selection consultants. Guild members provide location strategy to corporations across the globe and for every industry,...

★ South Suburban Development Summit

09/14/2018 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Golden Valley Country Club 7001 Golden Valley Road Golden Valley, MN 55427

South metro leaders discuss the state of the market, projections for the future and shared interests and partnerships.

★ Faribault Area Micro Summit: State of the Market

09/21/2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM South Central College 1225 3rd Street SW Faribault, MN 55021

Learn about the Faribault area state of the market, business and industrial park development opportunities, tour local businesses and network with local leaders. 

Club E September - “Mind the Gap”

09/25/2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Northland Country Club 3901 East Superior Street Duluth, MN 55804, MN 55804

The best lunch of your month is happening Tuesday, September 25th, from 11:30AM - 1PM at Northland Country Club. Your ticket includes a three course lunch at the best venue...

Iron Range Economic Alliance (IREA) Member Meeting

09/26/2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Iron Range Resources 4261 US-53 Eveleth, MN 55734

Regular member meeting of the Iron Range Economic Alliance (IREA)


★ Food | Ag | Ideas Week

10/08/2018 - 10/10/2018 Multiple Venues

Inspired by the theme The Time Is Now, the Week highlights topics where Minnesota has an emerging or strong leadership position across the themes of Sustainable Agriculture, Food Innovation and Tech, and Food...

Arrowhead Manufacturers & Fabricators Association (AMFA) member meeting

10/10/2018 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

About AMFA Mission Statement: AMFA is member-driven organization helping to strengthen and grow the manufacturing and fabrication industries in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. History: AMFA was formed in 1997 by a...

★ PACK EXPO International

10/14/2018 - 10/17/2018

PACK EXPO International Inspires Advances in Packaging For end users and suppliers from around the world, the PACK EXPO name stands for a quality tradeshow experience and a wide range of...

NADCO 2018 Annual Meeting

10/16/2018 - 10/19/2018 Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach 3030 Holiday Dr Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The Annual Meeting is the only time practitioners get to hear directly from other CDC industry professionals and executives as well as decision makers from the SBA and the Hill.

Anoka County Commercial Real Estate Summit

10/17/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Bunker Hills Event Center 12800 Bunker Prairie Rd. NW Coon Rapids, MN

Topics Include: Economic Development Activity in Anoka County Opportunity Sites in the Region Healthcare Industry - Impact on Real Estate & Economic Development

★ Border to Border Broadband: Transforming Minnesota

10/23/2018 - 10/24/2018 Madden’s on Gull Lake 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula Brainerd, MN 56401

Topics will cover the gamut from expanding broadband’s impact to  leveraging investments to bridging the digital divide.

★ Senior Housing Summit

10/25/2018 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Golden Valley Country Club 7001 Golden Valley Rd Golden Valley, MN 55427

Senior housing state of the market and development trends.

Cook County Gap Lender Forum

10/30/2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Wunderbar Eatery 1615 MN-61 Grand Marais, MN 55604

Thinking about starting a business in Lutsen, or maybe Grand Marais? Then you should think about attending the Cook County Gap Lender Forum on October 30th. Representives will be on hand...

★ Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis

10/31/2018 - 11/01/2018 Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 2nd Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55403

Join 5,000 industry professionals and more than 500 suppliers at the Midwest’s largest medtech event! See the latest in intelligent sensors, new materials, test solutions, components and more.


★ 7th Annual Data Center Summit

11/02/2018 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Golden Valley Country Club 7001 Golden Valley Road Golden Valley, MN 55427

Opportunities in Developing High Performance Space and Data Centers

★ FABTECH 2018

11/06/2018 - 11/08/2018 Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW Atlanta, GA 30313

North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event heads to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta in 2018.

★ 2018 NREDA Annual Conference

11/07/2018 - 11/09/2018 Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront 333 1st Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) was formed to promote rural development opportunities through electric and telephone cooperatives.

★ Community Venture Network

11/30/2018 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Southview Country Club 239 Mendota Road East West St. Paul, MN 55118

Business to business networking helps urban companies relocate to areas with lower costs and qualified workers.


★ The Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum

12/02/2018 - 12/04/2018 Renaissance Chicago Downtown 1 West Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601

The Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum is Mid-America EDC’s marquis annual event, providing tips, strategies and ideas to help Midwest communities improve their competitive position to land corporate...

★ The Consultants Forum

12/03/2018 - 12/05/2018 Eden Roc Hotel 4525 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140

Area Development’s Consultants Forum conference group has produced more than 50 Consultant Forum events in North America focused on the best practices for economic development. Events provide attendees the opportunity...