CEcD Profile: Devin Howland

Devin Howland, CEcD Director of Economic Vitality City of Fayetteville, Arkansas   Past Community: Central Arkansas Planning & Development District CEcD Coursework: OU EDI CEcD Since: September 2016 Time to CEcD: 10 months What…

PCED Vs. CEcD

There are multiple certifications that economic developers can choose to pursue. The Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) is a designation through the International Economic Development Council and is the main certification that most pursue.…

Nuts and Bolts of Achieving Your Economic Development Certification

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 So for those who need directions, here is the road map to navigate the CEcD process. In…

Finding the Right Path: My Decision to Become Certified

In the last post To Be(come Certified) or Not To Be(come Certified) – That is the Question, I discussed the pros and cons of pursing an economic development certification. Now I want to share with you my own personal reasons for striving to…

To Be(come Certified) or Not To Be(come Certified) – That is the Question for Economic Developers

“[The] certification is a point of pride for, I think, all of the people who have taken it and successfully completed the steps toward certification.” – Jeffrey Finkle, President & CEO of the International Economic Development Council   The…