“The other thing is I think every economic developer should be certified, work at it, get it, because it is a mark that you’re a professional in the field.” – Steve Jenkins, Fond du Lac County


Ever thought about getting your economic development certification? Have you thought of a million reasons not to pursue it? Do you feel like you can’t find an actual online testimonial of someone who has achieved it? Unlike preparing for the Bar Exam or CPA certification, those looking for real accounts of people preparing and sitting for the CEcD exam seem to be few and far between.

That ends here. On 123CEcD, you will hear first-hand what the entire journey of attaining your economic development certification is all about. From the decision to pursue this designation to the final exam, to interviews with those that have already become certified and their perceptions of different aspects of the field, you’ll find everything that you need to know.

Jump in the passenger seat and join me on this journey as I seek to become a Certified Economic Developer.