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CED:

the acronym for Economic Development preceded by any word that begins with the letter C, such as Canada Economic Development. Another example, is the Center for Economic Development (Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University).

CED is an abbreviation an economic development practitioner might use to indicate completion of an academic program or testing requirements for professional certification.

A search at Acronym Finder.com found Community Economic Development at the top of the list of meanings of the CED abbreviation. See the definition of community economic development. Community is an operative word in various definitions of economic development—access an example in a collection of economic development definitions.


related: community outreach; enterprise and economic development outreach

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AEDC:

the acronym for Economic Development preceded by an A, which stands for American, and ending in the letter C, which stands for Council; i.e., AEDC stands for American Economic Development Council, an association made up primarily of economic development practitioners which merged with the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) in 2001 to form the International Economic Development Council. Before AEDC there was an AIDC acronym.
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AIDC stood for American Industrial Development Council, a national-level association made up mostly of area and local development representatives during the approximately 50 years when industrial development was their primary focus in the US. Although AIDC roots can be traced back to the 1920s, the focus on the practice of industrial development was strengthened during the 1950s after World War II. In much of the rest of world at that time the focus was on economic redevelopment. See the .network answer to the question about area and local development representatives getting together with large American industrial companies on the move in the early 1960s.

For three-quarters of the 20th century the typical location wanting jobs for its laborforce thought in terms of manufacturers as primary prospects. This was especially true in the so called US Sunbelt. See Shadows of the Sunbelt, A Report of the MDC Panel on
Rural Economic Development published at www.mdcinc.org. (about MDC organization).

It was in the Southern US that the first regional prospect development programs were organized. Opportunities for many places seeking economic development came by way of relocations of labor intensive manufacturing operations from the area of the country later to be identified as the rust belt. The website, www.sedc.org, has an explanation of the role of AIDC in preparing economic developers for their participation. AIDC took the reigns of the Industrial Development Institute, which was housed in an institution of higher learning.

The industrial development focus transitioned to economic development throughout the US, including the region of SIDC (Southern Industrial Development Council) during the 1970s.


related: About Economic Development; development alliance

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