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EDAM U provides educational opportunities for EDAM members and the economic development community


In 2020, join us for Third Tuesdays!

Join the EDAM U Committee for educational and networking events on the Third Tuesday of the month throughout the year. We’ll have opportunities to learn and hear the stories behind a variety of projects that have been transformed in recent years.


Check the calendar for details and registration throughout the year!



EDAM U On the Road 2020

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 invited to submit your idea for hosting an EDAM "On the Road" in 2020!!!

EDAM is excited to present the 2nd annual "On the Road." We are currently seeking communities interested in hosting a 1st Tuesday event in their town on July 7, 2020.


Entry Form


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 this years theme of "economic development in times of change." Extra points will be awarded to proposed programs incorporating fun and creative concepts.  

Complete the entry form and submit by February 28, 2020 to be considered.


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