CEcD Profile: Sean Maguire

Sean Maguire Vice President for Workforce Development & Community Education Suny Schenectady County Community College   Past Community: Capital District Regional Planning Commission, New York State Department of State, and the…

CEcD Profile: Andrew Matheny

Andrew Matheny Analyst Allen EDC   Past Community: N/A CEcD Coursework: OU EDI CEcD Since: *Testing September 2019 Time to CEcD: N/A If you could choose one thing, what is your most successful economic development…

About That Economic Development Marketing & Attraction Class

IEDC’s Economic Development Marketing and Attraction course was held in Albuquerque May 10-11, 2018. About 45 economic developers attended the class, with about 15 sharing that they’re pursuing their economic development certification. In…

How to Study for the CEcD Exam

With a 33% pass rate, saying that the Economic Development Certification exam is intimidating would be an understatement. Countless economic developers have stressed that you cannot rely on your professional experience alone to pass this exam.…

CEcD Profile: Randall Malik

Randall Malik, CEcD Assistant Director of Economic Development Cedar Park, Texas   Past Community: City of Rosenberg, Texas, Cuero Development Corporation CEcD Coursework: IEDC CEcD Since: December 2016 Time to CEcD: 7…

About That Business Retention & Expansion Class

In January of 2018, IEDC offered their Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) class in Las Vegas. The BRE class is one of the four required courses in order to be eligible to sit for the certification exam. There were about 60 attendees at this…

About That Real Estate Development & Reuse Class

In November of 2017, I attended IEDC’s Real Estate Development & Reuse class, which is one of the four core courses for receiving one’s Economic Development Certification. Since this class is required for everyone interested in pursuing…

CEcD Profile: Mary Kuna

Mary Kuna, CEcD Economic Development Manager Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation   Past Community: Cecil County, Newcastle County Chamber of Commerce CEcD Coursework: IEDC CEcD Since: December 2016 Time to…

Keeping that CEcD Motivation

Pursuing your Economic Development Certification is quite a long and exciting journey. One of the many challenging aspects of the process to achieve this designation is that you are not actively preparing for the exam. You take the preparation…