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 and promote a range of Continuous Professional Development opportunities at national and regional levels through our regional network and partner organisations. Our introduction of the Excellence in Economic Development standard and the associated Self-Assessment Toolkit enables the identification of both organisational and individual development needs. Our regional network also provides valuable networking opportunities.

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