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Iredell EDC Announces Recognition of 2023 Economic Development Week – May 8 – 12

Iredell County, NC – Iredell County Economic Development Corporation will celebrate Economic Development Week May 8 – May 12, joining communities across North America to celebrate and recognize the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.

Created in 2016 by International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.

“As local and regional economies evolve, the role of economic developers and development organizations are crucial in energizing, preparing, and promoting local economic growth,” says IEDC President & CEO Nathan Ohle. “The 2023 Economic Development Week will recognize, distinguish, and show appreciation for the innovation and leadership of our community leaders building an equitable, sustainable, resilient, and inclusive future. I hope communities everywhere will join us in celebrating the accomplishments and important work economic developers perform in their communities year-round.”

Iredell EDC is the lead economic development organization for Iredell County, Town of Mooresville, City of Statesville, and Town of Troutman. This year marks the 5-year anniversary of the formation of Iredell EDC which unified the local economic development efforts of our individual municipalities into one county-wide organization. Under the leadership of a 20-member board of directors made up of public and private sector partners, Iredell EDC has announced over $1.5 billion in new investment and the creation of 5,640 new jobs across the county.

We are grateful for our partnerships with our local communities and their leadership in making Iredell County a top location for business and talent. We are fortunate to live in a county that supports economic development, believes in partnerships, and is willing to work together,” said Jenn Bosser, President & CEO, Iredell EDC.

About Iredell County Economic Development Coproration
Iredell County Economic Development Corporation (Iredell EDC) is a 501(c)6 private-public partnership dedicated to the growth and success of Iredell County. Iredell EDC promotes economic growth and stability in our community by supporting the creation of new jobs and encouraging investment. They accomplish this through new business attraction, support of existing industry, building a world-class workforce, and collaboration with our community to build economic prosperity for all.  Established by the Iredell EDC, the ICEDC Foundation is a 501(c)3 that supports specific economic development initiatives that create jobs, investment, and resources to minimize the tax burden to the local community.

About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,300 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IDCs members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions.