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Bill Murphy Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer from the IEDC

Posted January 29, 2015    

 Bill Murphy Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer from the IEDC

Press release from the issuing company

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Bill Murphy, Executive Vice-President of Economic Development, Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. The CEcD exam was administered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) on January 24-25, 2015 in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Bill has been a great addition to our Chamber staff. His Leadership and experience in Economic Development have helped our Chamber protect and grow jobs in the region. We made a great decision in hiring Bill and we are proud of him earning this designation,” said the Chamber’s Chief Operating Officer, Robb Nichols.

The CEcD designation recognizes qualified and dedicated practitioners in the economic development field and sets the standard of excellence within the profession. Candidates must pass a rigorous and comprehensive three-part, two-day examination, which tests a practitioner’s knowledge, proficiency and judgment in the key areas of economic development, including business retention and expansion, marketing, finance, workforce development, community development, technology-led economic development, real estate, strategic planning, and management.

As highly competent economic development practitioners, Certified Economic Developers work with public officials, business leaders and community members to create leadership to build upon and maximize the economic development sector. Excellence in the economic development profession improves the well-being, quality of life and opportunities for individuals, businesses and communities. There are currently over 1,100 active CEcDs in North America.



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