Why You Need to be a Certified Economic Developer in 2014

Is This One of Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Join a gym…

Travel more…

Get ahead in my career…

How many of your resolutions have the potential to change your life? Add “Become a Certified Economic Developer” to the list and you will also add authority and reliability to your professional reputation.

Being certified by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is the highest form of credibility and competency in the economic development industry. Completing the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) program can prove your expertise in the field and enhance your professional standing. You have the experience and the skills; just put your knowledge to the test to be recognized for your achievements.

Why is 2014 the year?

  • The CEcD network is growing: As part of a growing international network of more than 1,000 professionals who have demonstrated a high-degree of knowledge and applicable practical experience, Certified Economic Developers remain at the cutting edge of the economic development field.
  • Certified Economic Developers add Value to their Organizations: Having the CEcD designation not only enhances your personal credibility, but also has benefits for your employer. By having Certified Economic Developers on staff, organizations make the statement that they invest in high quality, knowledgeable professionals who have the ability to serve their constituents with the highest competency in the field.
  • Employers Seek Out Certified Economic Developers:  You don’t have to look far to see that employers are listing the CEcD as a preferred or desired qualification for their positions. Visit our job board to see what we mean.

Make 2014 the year to cultivate your career! Become a CEcD and enhance your reputation and the status of your organization.

Consider forwarding this information to fellow staff members and your employer – your mayor, city manager, and/or your board of directors. Spread the word!

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