The mission of the Economic Development Division is to advance the practice and state of the art of economic development by: 

  • Increasing the understanding of economic development as a key element of public policy formulation at all levels of government; 
  • Promoting economic development as a critical element of neighborhood community, regional, and national planning processes; 
  • Disseminating materials and information about current economic development practice and theory to members of the division; 
  • Assisting APA in positively influencing economic development policy; and 
  • Promoting professional communication among members of the division through a variety of member services, including, but not limited to newsletters, web page, conference sessions, workshops, and other publications.

We look forward to you joining together with our members throughout North America and several foreign countries. On this website you will find information about our division's programs and services. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and inquiries, so please feel free to contact us.

Letter From The Chair

"Welcome to the Economic Development Division!"

Member Directory

Use APA's searchable directory to find colleagues, former coworkers, and friends from your own community or anywhere around the world!


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