Membership of the Institute is available to individuals and organisations working within Economic Development in its widest sense. If you or your organisation has a role in enterprise promotion, business support, inward investment, employability, regeneration, neighbourhood renewal, planning, town centre management, tourism promotion or any other field of general economic development there will be a level of membership for you.
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.
Key benefits of membership at any level are:
Be recognised as a member of the one Institute that acts for the profession
Gain MIED/AIED designation after your name as a mark of professional knowledge and expertise. This can help with your professional standing, career development and in gaining employment
Express your views and get your voice heard at a regional and national level - via IED involvement in government consultations and lobbying work
Participate in the meetings of the APPG on Economic Development
Gain access to a national and regional network of fellow professionals to share ideas and best practice
Enjoy significant discounted rates for our CPD events