Events and Webinars

CALED’s 2018 Webinar Wednesday
Professional Development Schedule

CALED’s Webinar Wednesday is free for our members. For non-members the cost is $55.00 per webinar. All CALED webinar’s will be held from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (PST)

Webinar Recordings

Archive List

To download a printable version of the 2018 Webinar Schedule please click here. Dates, titles, and descriptions are subject to change.

February 7, 2018
Tech Tools: How software can change your community!

Digital Tools for a New World of Economic Development

Today’s new world of economic development leverages technology in order to succeed in an increasingly digital culture. New tools for economic development expand the way we conduct community outreach, interact with constituents, elect public officials, transact real estate and create successful public private projects. Learn about two dynamic digital economic development tools, DigiConversationTM and OppSites that provide on-line platforms for cities from a transactional and communication perspective:

  • DigiConversationTM is an online outreach platform that uses digital and social media to expand community outreach for economic development, land use, and real estate projects. It creates transparency and expands the public conversation before the land use decision is made.
  • OppSites combines a marketplace for development opportunities with a professional community of city leaders, real estate professionals, service providers, and economic developers in over 800 cities so you can connect, share knowledge, and pursue business and real estate opportunities. Describe the projects that will benefit your community, then connect in real-time with developers and other professionals who can help.


Larry Kosmont, Kosmont Companies
Ian Ross, Oppsites

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March 7, 2018
Raising Funds for Economic Development

Learn from expert fundraisers on how to successfully raise funding to further your organization’s economic development efforts.

April 4, 2018
PACE Financing

PACE is a great financing tool for commercial and residential projects. Leaders from CEDA and Dividend Finance will discuss the status of PACE in CA and how PACE financing can help your community.

May 2, 2018
Legislative Update

Get a mid-year update on legislation impacting economic development and learn about top issues highlighted in the budget.

June 6, 2018
Best of Conference

After CALED’s 38th Annual Conference Engage, join us for an encore presentation of the highest-rated breakout session.

July 11, 2018
Creating an Entrepreneurial Environment

Get tools and tactics on how communities can create an environment where new ideas & businesses can thrive.

August 1, 2018
Venture Banking

Learn innovative ways banks are working with economic developers to supporting entrepreprenuers.

September 5, 2018
Working with International Companies

Learn best practices for working with foreign companies as they are deciding to locate in your community.

October 3, 2018
Revitalizing Land for Economic Development

This webinar will discuss strategies and case studies on how to revitalize your community.

November 7, 2018
CALED Legislative Year End

Join CALED’s Legislative Chair and partners as they discuss this year’s legislation and goals for 2019.

December 5, 2018
Trends in Retail

Hear what’s new in retail and trends impacting the industry, impacting local economic development.











For a recorded copy of the webinar please contact Jillian Boyd.  Please note that some recordings may not be available.