Policy & Best Practices
The SEDI Institute
The SEDI Institute recommends policy positions to SEDI Leadership for adoption, encourages robust discussion in all aspects of sustainable development including regional economic development, energy efficiency & renewable energy, regional food, natural resources and more.
The SEDI Institute also manages the Sustainable Community Indicators (SCIP) program. One of its major projects for 2013-2014 is local food. To that end, it is facilitating the efforts of regional agricultural and food organizations, growers, ranchers, and commercial food buyers to develop systems that will help ensure a greater level of local food production, safety and security while enhancing sustainable job creation and business development.
The 108th Arizona Town Hall, held in Tucson from April 24-27, 2016 focused on "Arizona & Mexico." After the event, Eric Marcus, SEDI's Executive Director, was asked to write an opinion-editorial piece, published online and in print on May 26, 2016.
As Arizona pulls itself out of the deepest recession that it has faced since the Great Depression, the 105th Arizona Town Hall held November 2-5, 2014 convened to examine Arizona's economy. SEDI was represented by Board member Casey Rooney and Executive Director Eric Marcus.
OCTOBER 11, 2012
Thank you for all those who presented and participated in the workshops at the Innovation Summit. Please click below to download the Workshop Presentations and continue on the road to entrepreneurial success.
Session I – 2 pm to 2:45 pm
JUNE 12, 2012
Once an entrepreneur has decided to proceed to startup, typically funding is required. There is a myriad of sources for funding ranging from self-funding to a bank loan to investment on the part of a venture capitalist and some in between. This workshop will acquaint the entrepreneur with all of the available sources, the pros and cons of each and the proper approach to take with each to maximize the probability of success.