An experienced business professional and a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Michael Erin serves as an associate consultant and partner at Progressive Management & Associates in Chicago, Illinois. Michael Erin also belongs to professional organizations including the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The largest nonprofit of its kind, the IEDC has a membership of more than 5,000 professionals working in various sectors around the world. As new global markets emerge, the IEDC aims to help foster a worldwide environment conducive to healthy economic competition and growth.
Toward that objective, the organization will hold its 2017 Annual Conference September 17-20 in Toronto, Canada. The theme this year, Going Global, will focus on connection, collaboration, and creation, with attendees receiving instruction and insight on topics ranging from global trade expansion to stronger startup ecosystems. Along with the conference proceedings, IEDC members will have the opportunity to enjoy the culture of Toronto, recently named at the top of the list of places to visit in 2017 by the New York Times.
National Association for Business Economics
Since October 2015, Michael Erin has worked as vice president of development for The Economic Club of Las Vegas. In addition, he serves as an associate consultant and partner for Progressive Management and Associates based out of Chicago, Illinois. To help him remain up-to-date on industry-wide changes, Michael Erin maintains membership with the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).
Established in 1959, NABE serves as the top association for those who work in business economics. It represents industries such as business, academia, and economics, and its membership includes business leaders, former Board of Governor’s chairmen, and former Federal Reserve governors. The NABE offers its members educational offerings, networking opportunities, and prestigious conferences, all of which give members a chance to stay current with business trends.
One of the NABE’s events is its annual economic policy conference, with the 2017 conference scheduled for March 5 through 7. This 33rd annual conference occurs at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The 2016 conference had a theme of “Policy Challenges in an Intercontinental World,” and covered the way political and business leaders help their countries and companies navigate through global challenges. Keynote speakers included Federal Reserve Chairman Stanley Fischer and Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall.
International Economic Development Council
Accomplished economic development executive Michael Erin has held leadership positions with the Economic Club of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, and other organizations. Michael Erin also maintains memberships in several groups, including the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
In its efforts to support economic development professionals, IEDC oversees a variety of educational programs and events, including an annual conference that attracts over 1,500 attendees each year. Member and non-member registration is currently open for the IEDC 2016 Annual Conference, which will be held September 25-28 in Cleveland.
The feature of the four-day event will be an education program led by expert presenters with a wealth of economic development experience. In addition to taking part in workshops, learning labs, and concurrent sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to network with their peers during receptions, city tours, and other activities. They will also get the chance to meet with dozens of exhibiting companies serving the economic development profession.