The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan 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. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.
Mission: Provide leadership and excellence in economic development for our communities, members, and partners.
We embrace the following core values. They reflect and support our mission, and guide our decisions, actions and provision of services:
• Social responsibility and a dedication to building healthy, just, and competitive communities
• Creation of wealth for individuals, businesses, and communities
• Advancement of both the economic development profession and professional
• Cooperation and collaboration
• Diversity, tolerance, and equity
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