Institute of Economic Development

Welcome to the Institute of Economic Development

Representing You... Established over 30 years ago, the Institute of Economic Development is the UK’s leading independent professional body representing economic development and regeneration practitioners working for local and regional communities.

Connecting You.... We manage a valuable network of economic development professionals from both the private and public sectors enabling you to share best practice, enhance your knowledge and accelerate your professional development.

Supporting You.... We provide access to a flexible learning system and world standard qualification enabling you to improve your knowledge of the theory and practice of local and regional economic development. Our branch network provides local access to professional development events and networking opportunities.


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