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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Feb 1, 2023

Finding Your Niche in Economic Development

Economic Development is a very broad field. There are many types of organizations and a lot of different areas that you can focus on. In this episode, Dennis and Broderick compare and contrast the different types of economic development organizations from one-person offices to the corporate world. 

Pros and cons of being part of a smaller organization

  • Fewer resources
  • Smaller budgets
  • More opportunities to make a direct impact
  • Opportunities to work in many areas

Larger organizations also have their pros and cons

  • More resources
  • Larger budgets
  • Opportunity to specialize in an area
  • Harder to make a direct impact
  • Easier to get lost in the shuffle

The IEDC Certification process is a good way to learn about many areas of economic development.

Core Competency courses (all four required):

Elective Competency Courses (minimum of 2):