Published Jul 03, 2019 by A.J. Mistretta
HOUSTON – The Greater Houston Partnership has once again been recognized as an accredited economic development organization (AEDO) by the International Economic Development Council.
The Partnership is one of 65 economic development organizations to receive the accreditation. The AEDO program is a comprehensive peer review process that measures economic development organizations against commonly held standards in the profession. The program consists of two phases: a documentation review and an onsite visit. Each phase is designed to evaluate information about the structure, organization, funding, program, and staff of the candidate economic development organization.
“The Greater Houston Partnership is proud to receive this esteemed AEDO accreditation,” said Susan Davenport, Senior Vice President of Economic Development. “Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the entire Regional Economic Development team, as well as our partners in the community, Greater Houston has continued to build on its identify as one of the premiere business locations in the world with a diverse mix of industries and talent, as well as a highly acclaimed quality of life. Earning this AEDO accreditation sends the message to our existing business community and our prospects that Houston has attained a measure of excellence and remains on an upward trajectory.”
With over 5,000 members around the globe, the International Economic Development Council is the largest membership association serving economic and community development professionals in the world.
“The Greater Houston Partnership displays the professionalism, commitment, and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor”, said IEDC President and CEO Jeff Finkle.
Maintenance of the AEDO status is required every three years and is accomplished through documentation submission and/or onsite visits by a team of the AEDO subcommittee.