Business and Finance

New Caucus: Economic Development, Empowerment, and Entrepreneurship (EDEE)

  • 1.  New Caucus: Economic Development, Empowerment, and Entrepreneurship (EDEE)

    Posted 06-12-2019 14:45
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    The Business & Finance Division is proud to announce the all-new:

    Economic Development + Empowerment + Entrepreneurship (EDEE) Caucus

    Economic development and entrepreneurship initiatives are vital to creating jobs, economic prosperity and vibrant communities. The EDEE Caucus supports the needs of economic development organizations (EDOs), related professions, startups, entrepreneurs, accelerators and incubators (aka innovation ecosystems). EDEE is a forum for information professionals interested in economic development, community non-profits, entrepreneurship and startup related initiatives to exchange ideas and share resources.

    The Caucus encourages further understanding of:

    • Talent pipelines
    • Business attraction, expansion & retention
    • Community economic development
    • Economic and social empowerment
    • Entrepreneurship and startup ecosystems
    • Social entrepreneurship
    • Related data and research
    • Best practices, resources and tools for managing business and industry intelligence
    • Value of the information professional skillset to EDEE activities

    EDEE aligns with several SLA divisions that have similar or overlapping interests (Business & Finance, Competitive Intelligence, Government Information, etc.) and hopes to sponsor/co-sponsor SLA programming virtually and at conferences. Membership is open to all SLA members who are interested in any aspect of economic development, empowerment and entrepreneurship.

    Stay tuned for further announcements about unit signup!

    QuestionsPlease contact:

    Nicole Mullings 
    SLA EDEE Caucus Convener
    Research & Strategy Librarian,
    Calgary Economic Development

    Nicole will be at SLA2019 in Cleveland, so do connect with her in person if you have the chance!


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