Is your community outside of the seven-county Twin Cities metro area? Would you like to …. -- Get statewide exposure for your community, partnering organizations, businesses and economic development project? -- Network with organizations and other economic development stakeholders from your region and beyond? -- Have your project featured in an EDAM newsletter?
If you've answered 'yes' to any of the questions above, you're eligible to enter into the EDAM's 2019 "On the Road" contest!!!
EDAM is excited to present the 1st annual "On the Road" Contest. We are currently seeking communities interested in hosting a 3rd Thursday event in their town on July 18, 2019.
What does the community need to do? -- Organize a relevant program with a confirmed and engaging speaker, or speakers. -- Articulate learning objectives for the event. Explain what participants will learn or take away from the event. -- Secure an event venue and local caterer.-- Help promote the event to regional stakeholders (EDA professionals and board members, Chambers of Commerce, etc). -- Provide onsite/day-of staffing for program implementation
EDAM will provide registration support (online and day-of), process finances related to the event, and promote the event.
What is the timeline? -- February 28: Deadline for communities to submit an entry-- March 1-7: EDAM U Committee will review applications and select a community at the March meeting -- March 8-20: Selected community is alerted, program confirmed-- March 20-April 30: EDAM sets up registration, prepares for marketing-- April 30: Announce and begin promoting
The EDAM U Committee is particularly interested in programs related to reuse and reinvestment with possible subthemes housing, workforce, process, financing, and other topics. Extra points will be awarded to proposed programs incorporating fun and creative concepts.
Please complete the following form and submit by February 28, 2019 to be considered.