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Other Economic Development Related Organizations

The links below are to other regional and national organizations with missions similiar to SEDC's. Connection to these groups is provided as a service to our members as a possible professional development opportunity.

The Council for Economic Research (C2ER)
Founded in 1961, the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) is a membership organization that promotes excellence in community and economic research by working to improve data availability, enhance data quality, and foster learning about regional economic analytic methods.

Economic Development Administration (EDA)
EDA leads the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession.

Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA)
The Council of Development Finance Agencies is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests.

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
The SIOR is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association that represents today's most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists.

Southern Growth Policies Board
Southern Growth Policies Board develops and advances visionary economic development policies by providing a forum for partnership and dialog among a diverse cross-section of the region's governors, legislators, business and academic leaders and the economic and community-development sectors.

Southern Legislative Conference (SLC)
The SLC’s mission is to foster and encourage intergovernmental cooperation among its 15-member states through the meetings, publications and policy positions of the Conference’s six standing committees.

National Development Council
NDC is the oldest national non-profit community development organization in the U.S. and the mission of the NDC is to increase the flow of capital to underserved urban and rural areas for job creation and community development.

Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI)
BR&E is an economic development strategy that focuses on the retention and expansion of existing businesses.