MADC President and CEO Focused on Future

Posted: Jul 14 2018
MADC President and CEO Stephanie Hoffart attended the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Economic Future Forum in Buffalo, NY at the end of June.  More thaSHatdam.jpgn 300 professionals from across the globe gathered in western New York to learn from thought-provoking speakers as well as fellow peers in the economic development industry.  The forum focused on vital economic development issues including waterfront and transit-oriented development, data science, and workforce education.

Attendees had the opportunity to witness Buffalo’s economic resurgence firsthand with visits to sites such as Canalside, part of Buffalo’s reimagined waterfront, the Niagara Power Vista, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.  The professional development courses included a primer to the Certified Economic Developer exam process.  This workshop provided a complete overview of the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam process, from application to the oral examination. Hoffart plans to sit for the CEcD exam at a future IEDC conference.