High Performing Economic Development Organizations
Author: Swati A. Ghosh and Liz Thorstensen. 2011. 29 Pages.

Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) are continually challenged to deliver results and improve community competitiveness with tighter budgets and ever decreasing resources. Changing industry and community needs; global economic, social and environmental factors; and the need to balance priorities across public, private and non-profit sectors add further complexity to the situation. Yet, EDOs continue to deliver effectively on their missions and improve the competitiveness of their communities. This paper examines the success factors of high-performing EDOs from both an organizational and leadership perspectives. IEDC's Accredited Economic Development Organizations (AEDOs) have been utilized as case examples to highlight specific traits of high-performing EDOs.

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