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December 28, 2017
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Jan 28 - 30, 2018 - Las Vegas, Nevada
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Mar 28 - 29, 2018 - Paris, France
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Apr 9 - 11, 2018 - Dubai, UAE
2018 Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)
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Apr 24 - 26, 2018 - Dubai, UAE
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Jun 5 - 7, 2018 - London, United Kingdom
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FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE 
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Will a new economic development credential make your site discernment more productive? In Raising the Bar, Editor in Chief Mark Arend looks into the new Advanced Economic Development Leadership (AEDL) program getting underway in 2018.
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In Nebraska, State, Regional Indicators Are Trending in the Right Direction.
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The IAMC Insider delivers a letter from the chair, insights on right-sizing the real estate team, and using artificial intelligence for lease abstraction.
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Brookings explains why metropolitan matriculation is hip in Hidden in Plain Sight: The Oversized Impact of Downtown Universities.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES 
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Photo courtesy of University of Alabama
One of the architects of the AEDL credential explored above is Neal Wade (pictured), the director of The University of Alabama Economic Development Academy who served eight years as the state’s chief economic development officer. Neal has shared his savvy with our readers for a long time, including 12 years ago when he told us, "What we keep hearing from CEOs and other business leaders looking to expand is, 'We can find a site anywhere, but it's finding a trainable work force with a strong work ethic that is the difficult part.’ ” Some things never change.
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