BEDFORD – Lawrence County Economic Growth Council is marking National Economic Development Week from May 9-15 to celebrate the contributions of positive economic development and explain the role of the profession in our local community, including stewardship of:
- Policies that government undertakes to meet broad economic objectives including inflation control, high employment, and sustainable growth.
- Policies and programs to provide services such as building highways, managing parks, and providing medical access to the disadvantaged.
- Policies and programs explicitly directed at improving the business climate through specific efforts, business finance, marketing, neighborhood development, business retention and expansion, technology transfer, real estate development, and others.
Now in its sixth year, National Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council, the largest professional membership organization for economic developers, in 2016 to recognize the unique role that economic development has in creating vibrant communities with strong economies.
Over the span of five years, more than 450 campaigns have been created throughout the United States and Canada, creating millions of impressions, hundreds of news stories, blog entries, videos, events, and other activities.
Cities, counties, and states recognized the week in past years through official proclamations, local community events, and informational campaigns online and through social media.
The United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) has also issued a statement commemorating Economic Development Week in past years.
About Lawrence County Economic Growth Council (LCEGC)
The LCEGC is a non-profit, local economic development organization (LEDO) formed to support the growth of Lawrence County businesses including startup support, workforce solutions, and technical assistance which promotes investment that improves the quality of life for our citizens. We are passionate about the opportunity to grow Lawrence County and make it a great place to work, live, and thrive. Our Workforce Coalition arm strives to impact local workforce development in areas of education and training, career pathway development, and employee/employer satisfaction. We are governed by a Board of Directors, made up of elected officials, business partners, and community leaders, who oversee and
advise the organization’s efforts.
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council is the leading international association for professional economic developers. IEDC supports the work of more than 5,000 economic developers to create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. Our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, universities and a variety of other institutions.