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Reasons to Join

As a member of the Institute, you will be part of a nationwide network of professionals working in a wide variety of organisations who are involved in economic development and regeneration activity. Organisations can now benefit from a NEW Corporate Membership programme. Full details here.

Membership of the Institute of Economic Development establishes your professional standing as an economic development practitioner and you will be entitled to use the relevant designation after your name as a mark of your professional knowledge and expertise. We set high standards and all members are expected to observe our Code of Ethics.

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You will have the opportunity to share knowledge and experience with your peers through national and local branch events. 

Members have an exclusive log in area of the website which includes the latest professional news and articles and search facilities.

Members joining from the private sector are entitled to an entry in our Consultants Directory.

Through consultation responses and surveys you will have the opportunity to make your views known to local and national government. 

Membership provides access to information, news and views through a monthly e-bulletin, e-mail alerts other ad-hoc research/thought leadership pieces.

Members can obtain professional qualifications and record all CPD activity on line which is centrally stored on the IED database.

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