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Economic board created
The Harlan Daily Enterprise – August 25, 2015
The new board is charged with working closely with the Pine Mountain Community Development Corporation, the Kentucky Association of Economic Development, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and the International Economic Development Council.

Swanberg receives designation
Marquette Mining Journal - August 24, 2015
Caralee Swanberg, VP of Economic Development at the Lake Superior Community Partnership, recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer.

Research Triangle partnership names COO, director for Cleantech Cluster
WRAL Tech Wire – August 24, 2015
She was recently recognized as a 40 under 40 winner by the Triangle Business Journal and as a Rising Star in Economic Development at the International Economic Development Council’s Leadership Conference.

Faces and places: GEC adds staff members
Macon Telegraph – August 23, 2015
Pat Topping, senior vice president of the Macon Economic Development Commission, has been awarded recertification by the International Economic Development Council effective Sept. 30.

Greater Conroe Economic Development Council Reaccredited by ...
The Paper Magazine – August 21, 2015
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announces that the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council has been recognized as one of 44 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO).

GCEDC reaccredited
The Courier – August 21, 2015
The International Economic Development Council announced that the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council has been recognized as one of 44 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization.

This New Site Seeks to Strengthen the Boston Food Industry
BostInno – August 20, 2015
The Boston Food Network will be featured at the upcoming International Economic Development Council’s annual conference in Anchorage, Alaska—the world's largest annual gathering of economic developers.

Pat Topping Awarded Recertification in Economic Development
Middle Georgia CEO – August 17, 2015
Pat Topping, Senior Vice President of Macon Economic Development Commission has been awarded recertification by the International Economic Development Council effective September 30, 2015.

Analysis defines industries ripe for recruitment
Muskogee Daily Phoenix – August 16, 2015
Allison Larsen, a TadZo principal and certified economic developer, said Muskogee County "has many surprising advantages" when compared with other communities of comparable size.

Drachnik named new Director of Workforce Development
STL Today - August 12, 2015
Drachnik is currently pursuing Certified Economic Developer status from the International Economic Development Council.

Ann Miller of the Buda Economic Development Corporation named to DCI's 40 Under 40
Texas Just Good News – August 10, 2015
She also is a member of the International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Texas Economic Development Council, Team Texas, Oklahoma State University Alumni Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Hutto names new economic development guru
Austin Business Journal – August 5, 2015
In 2009 Chase was appointed to the Texas Governor’s Regional Commercialization and Innovation Council, and in 2011 was elected to the International Economic Development Council Board of Directors.

Jan Rogers Invited to White House Forum on Economic Development
Twin Falls Times-News – August 4, 2015
Jan Rogers, executive director of Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization, was the only Idahoan invited to attend the 4th annual White House Forum on Economic Development July 30, hosted by the International Economic Development Council and SelectUSA.

Roundup: YFS Automotive, Automation Alley, Ann Arbor SPARK, NextEnergy
Xconomy – August 3, 2015
Paul Krutko, the president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, recently represented Ann Arbor at the White House Forum on Economic Development, hosted by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and SelectUSA in Washington, DC.

GPEC CEO will participate in White House Panel
Az Big Media – August 3, 2015
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) President & CEO, Chris Camacho, will be speaking at the White House today during the 4th annual White House Forum on Economic Development, hosted by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and SelectUSA.

Matherly goes to D.C.
Richmond Times-Dispatch – August 2, 2015
Matherly, who also is vice chairman of the International Economic Development Council and is expected to be elected chairman in October, led the panel on “Preparing your Communities for the Next Generation of Manufacturing.”

US Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews Discusses Department's Agenda at the White ...
ForeignAffairs.co.nz – July 31, 2015
This forum – hosted by SelectUSA, in conjunction with the International Economic Development Council and the National Economic Council – brought together more than 50 of the country’s leading economic development professionals to discuss America’s long-term economic competitiveness.

Central Iowa Awards and Recognitions
Des Moines Register – July 31, 2015
Tim Leach, senior vice president at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, has been awarded recertification by the International Economic Development Council.

CIC awarded $5K from Frontier Communications
Logan Daily News – July 31, 2015
According to Joy Davis, certified economic developer (CEcD), and executive director of the Hocking County Improvement Corporation (CIC), she applied for a $30,000 grant but the application did not advance to the quarterfinal selection process.

SIEDO's Jan Rogers at the White House
Idaho Business Review - ‎July 31, 2015‎
Jan Rogers, executive director of Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (left) thanks Jay Williams, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, at the White House Forum on Economic Development July 30.

Saginaw development official visits White House for summit
MLive.com - ‎July 31, 2015
JoAnn Crary, president of Saginaw Future Inc., participated in the White House Forum on Economic Development, organized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and SelectUSA.

Saginaw Future's Crary visits White House during summit
Midland Daily News - ‎July 31, 2015‎
The International Economic Development Council and SelectUSA hosted the day-long summit featuring keynote panels and breakout discussion sessions.

Mayor hopes redevelopment will revitalize downtown Pawtucket
WPRI 12 – July 30, 2015
The city has received a new, independent report from the International Economic Development Council, offering a series of suggestions to revitalize downtown Pawtucket.

GPEC President & CEO to Participate in White House Panel
Press Release Rocket – July 30, 2015
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) President & CEO, Chris Camacho, will be speaking at the White House today during the 4th annual White House Forum on Economic Development, hosted by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and SelectUSA.

GPEC President & CEO to Participate in White House Panel
ssuchronicle.com – July 30, 2015
“This event hosted by the IEDC and SelectUSA provides an incredible platform for interacting with fellow economic development leaders and the exchange of innovative ideas and best practices from around the country,” said Camacho.

Five Ways Destination Marketers and Economic Developers Can Work Together
Forbes – July 30, 2015
In October, I’m scheduled to make a similar presentation to the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

VEDP's Dan Gundersen to Speak at White House Forum on Economic Development
Virginia Economic Development Partnership – July 29, 2015
VEDP’s COO Dan Gundersen was selected to speak at the fourth annual White House Forum on Economic Development hosted by the International Economic Development Council and SelectUSA.

Oakland County Heads to White House for Economic Development Forum
Rochester Media – July 29, 2015
Spanos will join a panel of distinguished speakers from the International Economic Development Council.

Officials: Report sets stage for revival of downtown
Valley Breeze – July 29, 2015
A report from the Washington, D.C.-based International Economic Development Council lays the foundation for city officials to ramp up their efforts to revitalize the downtown area.

Rising Economic Development Star of the Week: Ann Miller
Development Counsellors International – July 27, 2015
Ann is also a member of the International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Texas Economic Development Council, Team Texas, OSU Alumni Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Manchester Campus To Host Workshop On Broadband-Fueled Economic Development
EKU Stories – July 27, 2015
The International Economic Development Council is responsible for the event, which is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Kentucky.

Workforce needs employees with liberal arts background
St. Cloud Times – July 25, 2015
“Today, people are the ultimate resource,” according to the International Economic Development Council. “Business location decisions are increasingly based on the presence of a talented workforce.”

Harry earns her designation
Fremont Tribune – July 25, 2015
Cecilia Harry, executive director of the Greater Fremont Development Council, recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer, a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

Mableton resident honored by BREI
Marietta Daily Journal – July 24, 2015
Brown is a Certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council and a Certified Master Consultant and Instructor by BREI.

"Incentives for the Twenty-First Century"
Smart Incentives – July 23, 2015
Incentives for the Twenty-First Century was prepared by the Economic Development Research Partners (EDRP) program, the in-house think tank of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

Clinton County IDA chooses new executive director - Press-Republican: Local News
Plattsburgh Press Republican – July 23, 2015
In 2006, she earned the Economic Development Professional credential with Northeastern Economic Developers Association and was also certified a certified economic developer with the International Economic Development Council.

HCBI director recertified as economic developer
The Daily News – July 22, 2015
The director of one local economic development agency has been recertified as an economic developer. Amy Wise, executive director of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI), has been reaccredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a certified economic developer (CEcD).

Economic Development Course continues at WNMU
Silver City Sun-News – July 21, 2015
"You really have to have the tools. This is the beginning of your journey," Scott said. "Whether you go on to become a certified economic developer or take the tools and ideas back to your communities to make a difference."

Hot Springs Chamber Leader To Participate In White House Economic Event
Talk Business – July 20, 2015
The invitation was issued by the White House Business Council on behalf of the Obama Administration, SelectUSA, and the International Economic Development Council.

Cooperation the norm in economic development
RedlionTrader – July 20, 2015
Collaboration is recognized as a cornerstone of economic development, according to the Washington, D.C.-based International Economic Development Council, a nonprofit membership organization serving economic developers.

Cooperation the norm in economic development
Albuquerque Journal – July 20, 2015
Collaboration is recognized as a cornerstone of economic development, according to the Washington, D.C.-based International Economic Development Council, a nonprofit membership organization serving economic developers.

Rutgers Board of Trustees elects 2015-2016 officers
MyCentralJersey.com – July 16, 2015
Best is past chair of the International Economic Development Council.

Dubai FDI joins WAIPA forum at Expo Milan to bring focus on investments in sustainability
Zawya- July 13, 2015
Speakers at the Conference included Li Yong, Director General of UNIDO; Nobel laureate Michael Spence; world-renowned economist Jean-Paul Fitoussi; Joann Crary, Board Chair of International Economic Development Council (IEDC), and James Zhan, UNCTAD Director of the Division on Investment and Enterprise.

The value of economic development
Ashland Daily Press – July 13, 2015
Per the International Economic Development Council- Introduction to Economic Development: Economic development can generally be defined as a program, group of policies, or activity that seeks to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs that facilitate growth and provide a stable tax base.

EDC executive vice president steps down
Tallahassee.com – July 13, 2015
In his two years there, he pushed the economic development portion of the Blueprint sales tax extension, developed a two-year strategic plan and was embarking on a multi-year accreditation process with the International Economic Development Council.

Lieving named new head of HADCO
Huntington Herald Dispatch – July 12, 2015
It is one of only 29 economic development organizations in the nation and the only one in the state of West Virginia that is accredited by the International Economic Development Council as an economic development organization.

Economic coalition selects new leader
NewsOK.com – July 10, 2015
He holds the professional certification of certified economic developer through the International Economic Development Council.

Norman economic development coalition hires new ceo
NEDC – July 9, 2015
He also holds the professional certification of Certified Economic Developer through the International Economic Development Council.

Greater Reading Economic Partnership Reaccredited by International Economic Development ...
bctv.org – July 6, 2015
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has recognized Greater Reading Economic Partnership as one of 45 economic development organizations to earn the designation of an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO).

Ex-Im still deserves our support, now more than ever
The Hill – July 5, 2015
Crary is president of Saginaw Future Inc. and 2015 chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Economic Development Council.

Coolidge industrial staple Stinger bounces back
TriValley Central – July 1, 2015
The International Economic Development Council estimates that over 80 percent of new jobs are created by existing businesses in a community.

IEDC Releases Report on Incentives for the Twenty-First Century
SYS-CON Media – June 29, 2015
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announces the release of "Incentives for the Twenty-First Century."

Tulsa Regional Chamber's Thorstenberg Receives International ...
Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers – June 28, 2015
Brien Thorstenberg, senior vice president of economic development for the Tulsa Regional Chamber, recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of the principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal growth.

What does economic development mean to you?
Davis Enterprise – June 25, 2015
Let’s start with the definition. To paraphrase the International Economic Development Council, economic development “seeks to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community, by creating … jobs that facilitate growth and provide a stable tax base.”

New Brewery Ready to Open in Downtown Middletown
The Epoch Times – June 23, 2015
Scott Metzger, founder of Texas-based Freetail Brewing, made the case for craft brewers as engines for economic development in a webinar hosted by The International Economic Development Council.

Greater Phoenix Chamber names VP of economic development
Ahwatukee Foothills News - June 20, 2015
He is a certified economic developer and has held leadership roles with the Mesa and Gilbert chambers of commerce as well as the town of Gilbert.

California must heed the science of economic development
OC Register – June 19, 2015
One of the leading national ED organizations is the International Economic Development Council.

Caseltine earns re-certification
TCPalm – June 17, 2015
Helene Caseltine, Economic Development Director with the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, earned her re-certification as a CEcD - Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council.

Jordan Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer
Surfky News – June 16, 2015
Daron Jordan, Community Development Director for the City of Madisonville, Ky., recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council.

Economic Developers Looking Towards the Future
New Braunfels – June 15, 2015
The International Economic Development Council 2015 Economic Future Forum was held in Madison, Wisconsin June 7-9.

The new guy in town
Faribault County Register – June 14, 2015
Clawson is a Certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council and a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional.

Hankins named Virginia Assistant Manager of the Year
Franklin News Post – June 12, 2015
Professionally, Hankins is a member of VLGMA, International City-County Managers Association (ICMA), Virginia Economic Developers Association and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

Bacon now certified economic developer
Sylvania Telephone - ?June 11, 2015
Dorie Bacon, Executive Director of Screven County Development Authority, recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

Goss named city of Dublin director of development
Athens Messenger – June 11, 2015
She served on several community boards, such as the Athens County Economic Development Council, the Athens Uptown Business Association and the International Economic Development Council,” stated a news release from OU.

Muskego development director earns a top professional honor
Muskego Now - June 11, 2015
Jeff Muenkel, community development director for Muskego, has earned the designation of certified economic developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

Caseltine earns re-certification as economic development practitioner « InsideVero
Inside Vero – June 10, 2015
Helene Caseltine, Economic Development Director with the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, earned her re-certification as a CEcD – Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council.

Budget cuts spur innovation
The Harlan Daily Enterprise – June 8, 2015
The letter also details how Mosley hopes to achieve the goal. He mentions bringing in “a nationally certified economic developer” to aid the fiscal court, and creating two new councils to work with; an economic development council and a county tourism commission.

Economic Developers Looking Towards the Future
In New Braunfels – June 8, 2015
The International Economic Development Council is holding their 2015 Economic Future Forum in Madison, Wis. this week and Chamber President/CEO Michael Meek is in attendance representing our community.

Penn State Beaver Advisory Board elects new officers and members
Penn State Beaver Campus News – June 8, 2015
She holds an MBA from Eastern University, a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Penn State, and was designated a Certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council.

Business People - June 7, 2015
Bismarck Tribune – June 7, 2015
Ellen Huber, Mandan business development director, recently earned the designation Certified Economic Developer through the International Economic Development Association, based on a comprehensive exam.

NLEP earns international accreditation
Monroe News Star – June 5, 2015
“North Louisiana Economic Partnership displays the professionalism, commitment and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor,” said Jeff Finkle, president and chief executive of the International Economic Development Council.

Bruce Wright, VP UA Tech Parks, to speak at CCIM Meeting
Real Estate Daily News – June, 5, 2015
Wright is a member of the International Economic Development Council, National Business Incubator Association, Arizona Association of Economic Development, Bioscience Leadership Council of Southern Arizona, and America-Israel Friendship League.

Madison to host IEDC 2015 Economic Future Forum June 7-9
hngnews.com – June 4, 2015
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) will hold its 2015 Economic Future Forum from June 7-9, in Madison.

Large Cap Stocks Investor's Alert
Techsonian - June 1, 2015
The training comes as part of a new initiative by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), with assistance from JPMorgan Chase.

Meet Tom Elder - Isle of Wight County's New Economic Development Director
Isle of Wight County – June 1, 2015
Mr. Elder’s professional affiliations include membership in the Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate and International Economic Development Council.

Recognitions: June 1
DesMoines Register – June 1, 2015
Dan Culhane, president and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission, has been awarded recertification by the International Economic Development Council.

Business digest
Longview News-Journal – May 30, 2015
The Tyler Economic Development Council is one of 43 organizations to receive accreditation from the International Economic Development Council, officials said.

Investor's Alert: Boston Scientific Corporation
WS News Publishers – May 29, 2015
The training comes as part of a new initiative by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), with assistance from JPMorgan Chase.

IEDC and JPMorgan Chase Partner on FDI and Exports Education Training
Yahoo Finance – May 28, 2015
The training comes as part of a new initiative by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), with assistance from JPMorgan Chase.

IEDC and JPMorgan Chase Partner on FDI and Exports Education Training
CNNMoney – May 28, 2015
The training comes as part of a new initiative by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), with assistance from JPMorgan Chase.

IEDC and JPMorgan Chase Partner on FDI and Exports Education
Amigobulls – May 28, 2015
The training comes as part of a new initiative by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), with assistance from JPMorgan Chase.

Workers Are New Weapon in Battle for Business
NBCNews.com – May 27, 2015
"Today, people are the ultimate resource," says a March research paper by the International Economic Development Council.

NLEP recognized among best economic development groups in North America
BIZ. Magazine – May 27, 2015
Awarded by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest membership association for economic and community development professionals in the world, this places NLEP in elite company across the continent.

TEDC Reaccredited by International Group
News4ETX.com – May 26, 2015
The Tyler Economic Development Council has once again been recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as an accredited economic development organization (AEDO).

New Kansas Dems' chief: Don't let others brand us
Winfield Daily Courier – May 22, 2015
He holds a doctorate in business administration from the University of Kansas and serves as an adjunct professor for the New Mexico Economic Development Course (one of 19 courses certified by the International Economic Development Council).

Like Art, Neptune Theatre buys a lot of impact
Herald Opinions – May 21, 2015
A few years ago, I was closeted in a hotel meeting room in Washington, D.C., acting as a judge for the International Economic Development Council’s annual Marketing Awards.

Heartland Economic Development Course Provides Professional Development Opportunity
Black Hills Power – May 13, 2015
The Heartland Economic Development Course is one of 27 similar courses accredited by the International Economic Development Council.

Southwest Florida Chamber Connections
The News-Press – May 10, 2015
John S. Cox, president & CEO of The Great Naples Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded re-certification by the International Economic Development Council.

Tesla, social media topics at economic conference
Nevada Appeal – May 10, 2015
It was recently recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

State Director Meets With Union Leaders
The Missourian – May 8, 2015
Downing is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) authorized by the International Economic Development Council.

The Evolution of Economic Development: 1965 - 2015
Area Development Online - May 7, 2015
“We’re not a manufacturing economy as much, though some states still are,” agrees Dean Uminski, principal and certified economic developer with Crowe Horwath LLP.

Tomblin to answer citizen questions from Japan
Charleston Daily Mail – May 7, 2015
HADCO executive committee chairman Geoffrey Sheils said Walton was a certified economic developer who was well regarded both in the state and in the Far East and Europe.

Chamber receives excellence awards
Bowling Green Daily NewS - May 6, 2015
The area chamber received the IEDC Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award in Multi-Year Economic Development for The WKU Gateway to Downtown Bowling Green TIF (tax increment financing) project, accepted on behalf of Bowling Green.

In recruiting businesses, NH does not put money where its mouth is
Foster's Daily Democrat – May 3, 2015
"It's highly competitive, and the places that don't have the best product and don't have the best economic development delivery system are going to be at a disadvantage," said Mark Waterhouse, a certified economic developer and professor based in Connecticut.

NH promotes business climate but spends little to recruit
Concord Monitor – May 3, 2015
“It’s highly competitive, and the places that don’t have the best product and don’t have the best economic development delivery system are going to be at a disadvantage,” said Mark Waterhouse, a certified economic developer and professor based in Connecticut.

Industrial foundation proposes EDP organizational change
Central Kentucky News – April 30, 2015
”Rolling the rock back up the hill for appropriations every year is actually something that gets us points marked off of our accreditation if we were to pursue IEDC (International Economic Development Council) accreditation with that development organization,” said Lassiter.

Illinois mulls a nonprofit development arm to push job creation
Chicago Tribune – April 29, 2015
"One of the problems with this (trend) is that there is no evidence that says a private system is any better than that of a public system," said Jeff Finkle, president of the International Economic Development Council, a professional group based in Washington.

Reshoring, FDI Bringing Back Jobs Says Industry Group
Industry Week - April 28, 2015
“We publish this data annually to show companies that the trend in manufacturing in the United States is to source domestically,” said Harry Moser, president of the Reshoring Initiative.

How exactly is privatization better, Mr. Governor?
Crain's Chicago Business – April 26, 2015
I got a different view from Jeff Finkle, CEO of the International Economic Development Council. “There is no evidence a private agency does a better job,” says Finkle, whose Washington, D.C.-based group represents public and private organizations

Moving up: New VP sees big things for Business Development Board
Palm Beach Post – April 26, 2015
Lynne Stein Benzion has an hour commute to work at Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. But you won’t hear the certified economic developer complaining.

Bill Popp, head of Anchorage Economic Development Corp., extends contract
Alaska Dispatch News – April 22, 2015
Popp said he is excited for the International Economic Development Council's annual conference in October.

First person chosen to lead Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership
The Saratogian – April 20, 2015
He also has private sector experience in sales, marketing and commercial real estate development. He is a board member of the International Economic Development Council.

Dehlinger Van Alstine to step down from PCBC
Stevens Point Journal – April 20, 2015
She is a member of the International Economic Development Council, Wisconsin Economic Development Association, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives.