The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards program highlights the world’s most innovative economic development marketing materials, influential leaders, programs and partnerships. Gain ideas for eligible projects and programs – Understand how to submit a complete entry – Ask your tough questions to an award recipient – Hear from a judge on the evaluation process and criteria – Discover how the Excellence in Economic Development Awards program can benefit your organization.
IEDC is the voice of #EconDev. Our over 5,000 members create jobs, develop vibrant neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life in their communities.