The Irving Economic Development Partnership (IEDP) marks the week of May 9 to May 13, 2022, as the next Economic Development Week. During this week, communities across North America will celebrate and recognize the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.
Created in 2016 by International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.
"Economic developers play essential roles in promoting the economic health and vitality of their communities — a fact that has only been proven further by the events of the past two years," says IEDC President & CEO Nathan Ohle. “The 2022 Economic Development Week will serve to recognize, honor and celebrate the ingenuity and leadership practitioners have shown in working to create a more equitable and prosperous future for everyone. I encourage everyone to begin planning their own celebrations that will lift up the important outcomes economic developers facilitate in their communities.”
The City of Irving and Irving Economic Development Partnership (IEDP), managed by the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and its partners, are proud of the city’s continued economic achievements. The City of Irving invests in economic development to attract and retain national and global corporations and to support small businesses to ensure a healthy, growing city. We are committed to planned, sustainable economic growth that creates goodpaying jobs, prosperity, stability, attractive amenities, world-class healthcare, educational opportunities, and a safe, beautiful community to live and enjoy.
Our vision and success have earned Irving-Las Colinas the reputation as the Headquarters of Headquarters in Texas with eight Fortune 500 companies and four Fortune 1000 global headquarters here.