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AEDC:

... American Economic Development Council. AEDC was its acronym after the association changed its name from American Industrial Development Council (AIDC).

The AEDC acronym and name served for about 25 years until the end of the 20th century, after which it became the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).*

AEDC definition of economic development:

Economic development is a ... process of creating wealth through the mobilization of human, financial, capital, physical and natural resources to generate marketable goods and services. (source of quote). Referring to the following paragraph the definition of the process continues by pointing out that economic development benefits ... the community through expanding job opportunities and the tax base. (source of quote)

Definition of economic developer:

Two significant publications of AEDC defined economic development: (1) Economic Development Today: A Report to the Profession (1984); and, (2) Economic Development Tomorrow (1991). In the latter publication, AEDC indicated that practitioners involved in the process as representatives of places seeking economic development work at a ... specialized form of marketing (source of quote).

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The following is quoted from information that appeared online after AEDC and CUED became one association in 2001. Learn more about CUED from Forty Years of Urban Economic Development: A Retrospective. For more about AEDC, CLICK HERE.

The chairman of the Council for Urban Economic Development, Kurt Chilcott, announced in the first quarter of 2001 that the American Economic Development Council merged with his association in order to form the International Economic Development Council. The new association remains in Washington, DC where CUED was headquartered, thus providing the best opportunity for it to continue representing members from across the USA.

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FYI: definition of AEDC definition of American Economic Development Council about the American Industrial Development Council about American Economic Development Council about CUID AEDC merger produced the International Economic Development Council about AEDC CUID what organizations merged to form the International Economic Development Council was created from the merger of the Council for Urban Economic Development and the American Economic Development Council

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