Mission & Vision

The North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA) is the leading statewide association for professional economic developers and their allies in North Carolina. For more than 50 years, NCEDA and its nearly 600 members have led efforts to promote North Carolina as an ideal destination for business investment.

NCEDA members help recruit investment to the state as well as support the growth of existing businesses and entrepreneurial ventures.

NCEDA promotes professionalism and results in the field of economic development by:

  • Providing a broad range of professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Advocating for effective economic development-related laws and policies through legislative action and collaboration with the N.C. Department of Commerce. 

NCEDA members include professional economic developers and a host of professionals in other fields – architects, developers, utility company representatives, academics and others – who share a common vision and interest in ensuring economic prosperity for North Carolina.
Based in Raleigh, NCEDA provides professional development, advocacy and information services for its members.

Mission & Vision