Great Opportunities to Deepen Your Knowledge and Advance Your Economic Development Career

NCEDA offers a variety of ways to expand your knowledge and sharpen your skills to advance your economic development career.

Through ongoing training and educational programs, conferences, member events, association networking opportunities, and relationships with peers and opinion leaders, we can help you enjoy continued career growth.

NCEDA also supports the advancement of outstanding practitioners through scholarships awarded by the NCEDA Foundation. These scholarships recognize individuals whose contributions to the profession, commitment to high professional and personal standards, and professional success earned the respect of their peers and associates.


Mentorship Program

NCEDA launched a new and refreshed Mentorship Program in September 2023. The first cohort includes 26 mentees and 26 mentors, and this cohort will go through June 2024. The application period for the 2024-25 mentor program cohort will open in August 2024. Contact Torsha ( with any questions.

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