AEDA is reaccredited by the International Economic Development Council
The Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA) is pleased to announce that it has once again been recognized as one of 53 economic development organizations accredited by International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Originally accredited in 2013, AEDA has been reaccredited by IEDC following three successful years of activity as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) member.
“AEDA displays the professionalism, commitment, and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor”, said IEDC President and CEO Jeff Finkle. The AEDO program is a comprehensive peer review process that measures economic development organizations against commonly held standards in the profession. The process is designed to evaluate information about the structure, organization, funding, program, and staff of the candidate economic development organization. Earning the AEDO accreditation tells the community that AEDA attained a measure of excellence assuring that their trust is well placed and their business is in good hands.
“We are honored to be recognized, AEDA strives to be a premier economic development organization in its mission to serve the business community. This reaccreditation tells me and the rest of the AEDA Board that we are on the right track,” said Dave Doherty, AEDA Board President.
International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council is the largest membership association serving economic and community development professionals in the world. With over 4,400 members nationwide and abroad, IEDC offers the economic development profession one source for information and professional development, one voice for the profession and one force for advocacy. For more information on IEDC or the AEDO program, call Tye Libby at (202) 942-9450; fax (202) 223-4745; write to IEDC at 734 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005; email [email protected]; or visit IEDC’s website at www.iedconline.org.