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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A Look Ahead Into 2023 Winter 2023 News & Views
In our Winter 2023 issue, check out these great reads!
- Economic Opportunities with Marijuana in New York
- Notes From The Chair(2): Looking back and forward
- 2023 Leadership Team and Annual Awards
- Member Spotlight
Seeking nominations for 2023 awards program! Deadline extended to Feb. 17th, 2023 5:00 p.m. EST Hunter Award, Best Practice, Innovation, and Student Projects to be considered for recognition.
The Economic Development Division is seeking nominations for its awards program in three categories – Best Practices, Innovation, and Student Project. One project that is submitted in the best practice or innovation category will be selected as the Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development award honoring Don Hunter, who contributed a great deal of time and wisdom to APA, including serving as Chair of our Division. Deadline has been extended to Feb. 17th, 2023 5:00 p.m. EST.
Awards and Scholarships
The Economic Development Division supports its members through its annual scholarship and awards program. The scholarship is named in memory of longtime APA member and economic development visionary, Dr. Terry Holzheimer of Arlington County, Virginia and Virginia Tech. The $2,000 award is a scholarship provided by the APA's Economic Development Division. Our awards program includes the signature Donald E. Hunter Award which recognizes one outstanding project out of all award recipients each year.
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