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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.


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 allows organisations in both the public and private sector to develop their competencies.

This section is dedicated to keeping our members up to date and providing a bank of useful resources.
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