1. International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. When we succeed, our members create more high-quality jobs, develop more vibrant communities, and generally improve the quality of life in their regions.

Mission: Provide leadership and excellence in economic development for our communities, members, and partners. Core Values include:

• 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

Key resources:
• Sustainable Rural Downtowns Case Studies
• Rural innovation: characteristics, exemplars and conclusions
• Rural roundup: Population change, broadband, economic transition and more
• Three papers on asset-based economic development and building sustainable

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