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IEDC celebrates Economic Development Week to bring awareness to economic development industry and professionals

The year 2016 marks the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) 90th anniversary. IEDC became the world’s foremost membership organization for economic developers when it was formed on May 8, 2001, by a merger of the American Economic Development Council (AEDC), founded in 1926, and the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED), founded in 1967.

To celebrate this milestone anniversary, IEDC has named 2016 the Year of the Economic Developer. It has also named the week of May 8-14 as Economic Development Week, in correspondence with the dates of the merger.

Beaumont hits home run with multiple sports tournaments

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau announces a busy second quarter with 15 sports tournaments being held in Beaumont from April through June of 2016. These tournaments are expected to bring an estimated economic impact of $2,672,400 into Beaumont.