Welcome! Economic Development Division
The Economic Development Division's mission is to advance the practice and state of the art of economic development planning by increasing the understanding of economic development as a key element of public policy at all levels of government, and to promote it as a critical element of the neighborhood, community, regional, and national planning process.
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What's On Your Mind? Winter 2023 News & Views
In our Winter 2023 issue, check out these great reads!
- Membership Survey Results
- Notes From The Chair: Fall - Transition to Success
- Feasibility Perspectives
- More Student Views
APA Economic Development Division seeks nominations for 2024 awards program Best practice, Innovation and Student Awards
The Division is seeking nominations in three categories – Best Practices, Innovation, and Student Project. One project that is submitted in the best practice or innovation category will be selected for the Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development award.
Nomination deadline has been extended to Monday, March 4th by 5:00 p.m. EST.
Only American Planning Association members may submit a nomination.
The awards information packet and application form can be accessed here.
APA EDD thanks our 2024 sponsors! Thank you to our sponsors
Thank you to CAI for being our 2024 Executive Level sponsor!
Become a Division Sponsor
Interested in extending your reach to planning and economic development professionals? Sponsors of the Economic Development Division have that opportunity all year long. Learn more below.