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BURLEY — A popular author will be featured at the Idaho Economic Development Association’s Annual Spring Conference on April 25 in Burley.

Doug Griffiths, author of “13 Ways to Kill Your Community,” who is also president CEO of 13 Ways Inc., will be the keynote speaker. His presentation will start at 9 a.m., at the Burley Best Western Plus Inn & Convention Center, 800 N. Overland Ave.

The public is welcome to attend. The cost for his presentation is $50 and includes lunch. The cost for the full-day conference for a first-time attendee is $125.

“We are excited to welcome Doug Griffiths to the Idaho Economic Development Association’s spring conference to share his valuable insight on challenging people to think differently about their community and their role in its success,” said Dave Thornton, president of IEDA and community and customer relations coordinator with Idaho Power. “We’re fortunate to secure a speaker of this caliber to Idaho. We welcome others to join IEDA members for Doug Griffiths’ engaging presentation.”

Griffiths is a former member of the Alberta legislative assembly and an instructor at the University of Alberta School of Business.

“Burley is excited to host a state-wide economic development conference in our community,” said Doug Manning, Burley economic development director and past IEDA president.

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This is a great opportunity to show off Burley to key economic development and state representatives from across the state.”

Participants should register online at or contact Sari David at


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