Certified Economic Developer Program
The standard of excellence for the profession.
You have the experience, skills, and knowledge of a great economic developer. Now get recognized for your achievements through the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) program.
IEDC's Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs) are acknowledged around the world as having achieved the pinnacle of excellence in the economic development field.
The Certified Economic Developers (CEcD) is the leading industry designation. The CEcD program gives you the opportunity to develop core competencies across the breadth of topics necessary to being a well-rounded and successful economic developer. And there is simply no substitute for CEcD certification when competing for top jobs in the field.
Congratulations, New Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs)
Leadership, Excellence and Success in Economic Development!
The first CEcD Exam in 2014 was held in conjunction with IEDC’s 2014 Leadership Summit in Irvine, CA. The exam produced a new class of CEcDs made up of economic development professionals from various regions across the country. The new designees displayed their mastery of the principal skills in economic development and their ability to quickly diagnose issues and develop effective strategies to resolve challenges and increase economic impact.
A total of five new CEcDs emerged from the CEcD exam held on February 1-2. Based on their accomplishments, these practitioners will join the rest of the CEcDs in personifying the “standard of excellence” embodied by the CEcD program.
IEDC is proud to announce the following five individuals who have demonstrated their credentials, skills and experience to do the best job possible.
Mr. Eugene Goddard, CEcD
St. Paul, MN
Mr. Patrick Haverty, CEcD
Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
Mr. Andrew Myrick, CEcD
Salinas Valley Enterprise Zone
Ms. Irene Sacks, CEcD
City of Kannapolis
Ms. Katharine Thompson, CEcD
City of Kalispell
Please note: the exam application deadline is subject to slight modifications according to IEDC policies.
March 22-23, 2014
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
Application Deadline: January 21, 2014
May 31-June 1, 2014
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55424
Application Deadline: March 31, 2014
October 18-19, 2014
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Application Deadline: August 18, 2014
December 6-7, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix
2401 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85106
Application Deadline: October 6, 2014
Reservations: (602) 468-0700
IEDC Room Rate: $149 single/double
Hotel Cutoff Date: Monday, November 10, 2014