Harnett County Celebrates Economic Development Week
Monday, May 15, 2023
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) held its annual Economic Development Week, May 8 - 12. Harnett County Economic Development and hundreds of other economic development organizations (EDOs) across the globe joined the campaign to celebrate the profession while raising awareness of economic development and the impact on communities.
Throughout the week, Harnett County Economic Development shared features that dove into the profession, covering in depth answers to the following questions:
- What is economic development?
- What is an economic development organization?
- Who are economic developers?
- What do economic developers do?
- Why should you support economic development?
Economic developers work every day to ensure a bright economic future by bringing everyone together around one mission: robust, resilient, and inclusive economic development. This important work cannot be accomplished without the support of key partnerships and everyone within a community working together. We invite you to join our economic development efforts to help create jobs and enhance the quality of life for all Harnett County people. Visit harnettedc.org to keep up-to-date with our assets, competitive advantages, available buildings/sites, and more in Harnett County. There are many ways that you can help promote our County for industry investment.
About Economic Development Week
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) created Economic Development Week in 2016 to recognize the work that economic development organizations and professionals do in their communities. This tradition has continued to promote and raise awareness for local job creation programs, advance career development opportunities, and improve communities’ quality of life everywhere. Since starting this initiative, over 450 international Economic Development Week campaigns have generated millions of impressions, hours of media coverage, and hundreds of news stories, generating buzz for EDOs globally
Be sure to save the date for the 2024 IEDC Economic Development Week, May 6 – 10, 2024.
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,300 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers typically work for cities, counties, states, public-private partnerships, and chambers of commerce and 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, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experiences. 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.
Visit Harnett County Economic Development’s LinkedIn and Twitter pages to see the Economic Development Week (#EconDevWeek) features and the latest economic development news.