The Major Economic Development Event of the Year is Coming to Manchester this Spring

Taking place on 10th May 2017 at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester, the event will be bringing together economic development, regeneration and business leaders from across the UK to discuss how to achieve true economic development and create an enabling environment for sustainable economic growth.

What's in store?

  • Get the latest insights from policy makers, economic development experts and thought leaders, and explore what the new mayors and devolution deals mean for economic development in the North

  • Discuss and debate how sustainable and inclusive growth can be achieved, and how we can bridge the North-South divide

  • Hear strategic growth ideas balanced with practical examples of innovative approaches to economic development and delivering the growth agenda NOW

  • Network with economic development and regeneration professionals from the Northern region and beyond...

Who are the IED?

The Institute  of Economic Development (IED) is the leading professional body representing economic development and regeneration practitioners. Established over 30 years ago, the IED provides a valuable network for economic development professionals and a wide range of support services including continuous professional development activities.

Funded entirely through member contributions, the IED is a genuinely independent voice. The Institute represents the interests of the profession through responses to government consultations, submissions to parliamentary select committee inquiries and participation in national initiatives.

We have introduced a development standard, Excellence in Economic Development, which is freely available to download from our website at . A Self Assessment Toolkit to enable a baseline and development needs to be identified is also available.

We are represented on the Expert Panel of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and we Chair the Professional Institutes Commission into Under-performing Towns and Cities.

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