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UT CIS is celebrating Economic Development Week in Nashville with the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course this week. The four-day Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC), accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), focuses on the fundamental concepts, strategies and tools needed to be successful in today's complex economic environment.
Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2016. To increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve communities’ quality of life everywhere, we have continued the tradition. Over the last six years, 450+ campaigns have been made throughout the United States and Canada. EDOs have created millions of impressions, hundreds of news stories, blog entries, videos, events, and other activities. Campaigns occurred in all 50 American states in 2019, with more than 60 communities officially proclaiming Economic Development Week.
About the International Economic Development Council:
The International Economic Development Council is a non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization serving economic developers for 95 years. In 2001, AEDC and CUED merged to form the world’s preeminent organization for economic developers: IEDC. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Since 1926, we have set out to diversify, improve, and celebrate economic development efforts around the world. Ninety-five years since the beginnings of AEDC, economic development and equity issues persist. IEDC continues to educate professionals around the world on best practices for addressing these issues through courses and publications and works closely with rural and urban communities through disaster recovery and strategic planning initiatives. IEDC’s programs offer world-class professional development, accreditation, research, and advocacy.