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Kelly Andrews Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer

February 24, 2020

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Kelly Andrews Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer

Greenville, NC (February 24, 2020) – Kelly Andrews, Assistant Director of the Pitt County Development Commission, has earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development and a commitment to personal and professional growth. 

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) administered the CEcD exam on February 8-9, 2020 in Tampa, FL at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.

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 examination, which has three parts and spans two days. The exam tests a practitioner’s knowledge, proficiency, and judgment in the following key areas of economic development:

  • business retention and expansion
  • finance & credit analysis
  • marketing and attraction
  • strategic planning
  • entrepreneurial & small business development
  • managing economic development organizations
  • neighborhood development strategies
  • real estate development & reuse
  • technology-led economic development
  • workforce development strategies
  • foreign direct investment & exporting

Andrews has worked as Assistant Director for the Pitt County Development Commission since 2006. 

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions. www.iedcONLINE.org.