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Scottsdale Economic Development Department Reaccredited by the International Economic Development Council

 

Washington, DC - The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announces that the Scottsdale Economic Development department has once again been recognized as one of 68 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO).

"The Scottsdale Economic Development department 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 program consists of two phases: a documentation review and an onsite visit. Because of the pandemic, the department had to conduct their onsite visit virtually which in turn, spotlighted the department’s creativity and ability to pivot when called upon. Each phase is designed to evaluate information about the structure, organization, funding, program, and staff of the economic development organization.

The AEDO program is a comprehensive peer review process that measures economic development organizations against commonly held standards in the profession. The program consists of two phases: a documentation review and an onsite visit. Because of the pandemic, the department had to conduct their onsite visit virtually which in turn, spotlighted the department’s creativity and ability to pivot when called upon. Each phase is designed to evaluate information about the structure, organization, funding, program, and staff of the economic development organization.

Maintenance of the AEDO status is required every three years and is accomplished through documentation submission and/or onsite visits by a team of the AEDO subcommittee.

The International Economic Development Council is the largest membership association serving economic and community development professionals in the world. With over 5,000 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, please contact AEDO Program Manager Dana Crater at 910-821-9245 or dcrater@iedconline.org, or visit IEDC’s website at www.iedconline.org/AEDO.

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About Scottsdale:

Scottsdale is one of the state’s leading job centers, with a diverse economy built on medical research, high-tech innovation, tourism and corporate headquarters. Scottsdale is home to nearly 18,000 businesses supplying over 150,000 jobs. The high-tech innovation center SkySong, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with nearby Arizona State University. The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is a partnership of premier health care providers and biomedical companies seeking to advance medicine and patient care through cutting-edge research. For more information visit www.choosescottsdale.com.

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