By In Business Phx
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announces that the Scottsdale Economic Development department was once again recognized as one of 68 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO).
“The Scottsdale Economic Development department displays the professionalism, commitment, and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor,” said IEDC President and CEO Jeff Finkle.
The AEDO program is a comprehensive peer review process that measures economic development organizations against commonly held professional standards. The program consists of two phases: a documentation review and an onsite visit. Because of the pandemic, the department had to conduct their onsite visit virtually, which spotlighted the department’s creativity and ability to pivot when called upon. Each phase of the process evaluates information about the structure, organization, funding, program, and staff of the economic development organization.