Economic and Community DevelopmentEconomic Development means business recruitment and retention, but it also means fostering innovation, developing a skilled workforce, community image and branding, and promoting a conducive business climate through good public policy. Your chamber may not be responsible for business attraction, but every chamber in the country is in the business of economic development.
→ Learn more about ACCE's Economic and Community Development Division.
The ECD division is comprised of chamber economic development professionals, industry thought leaders and chamber CEOs charged with driving prosperity in their regions. The division convenes peer conference calls, provides online and phone answers to development related questions, offers introductions for chamber professionals with site selection consultants and crafts curriculum for ACCE events.
ACCE also assists with talent recruitment in the economic development field and undertakes targeted research on chamber economic development efforts, staff compensation, and best practices.
For information about how ACCE can help your organization advance its economic development aspirations, contact Ian Scott.
ACCE Members will also be interested in the Economic Development Funding chapter from the ACCE Chamber Revenue Model Whitepaper - Entire Whitepaper also available here (published December 2013)
Specific Economic and Community Development Topics
- General Resources for Economic and Community Development
- Business Attraction and Recruitment
- Business Retention and Expansion
- Buy Local Initiatives
- Chamber - EDC Structure Options
- Clean Energy as an Economic Development Tool
- Community Development
- Community Rankings
- Defense Industry Issues
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Economic Development Campaigns
- ED Metrics
- International Trade - new!
- Military Affairs
- Regional Branding
- Small Business
- Workforce Development and Stability
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