Mentorship Program

NCEDA supports the growth of the economic development profession in many ways. One of the most important is facilitating relationships between experienced economic developers and newer members of our profession.

The newly revived Mentorship Program connects industry veterans who are willing to offer guidance and advice with young professionals who would like to expand their knowledge. The specifics of each mentor-mentee relationship depend upon the participants — from a focus on achieving a particular goal to long-term coaching and advice. Mentors and mentees can communicate in person, by phone or online, depending upon what works best for both. Click HERE to view the Mentorship Program Guidelines.

The 2023-24 Mentorship Program cohort includes 26 mentees and 26 mentors and will be held September 2023 – June 2024. The application period for the 2024-25 Mentorship Program cohort will open in August 2024.  Contact Torsha (888.246.2332 / with any questions!