The Institute of Economic Development (IED) is the leading professional body representing economic development and regeneration practitioners. Established over 30 years ago, the IED provides a valuable network for economic development professionals and a wide range of support services including continuous professional development activities.
Funded entirely through member contributions, the IED is a genuinely independent voice. The Institute represents the interests of the profession through responses to government consultations, submissions to parliamentary select committee inquiries and participation in national initiatives.
We have introduced a development standard, Excellence in Economic Development, which is freely available to download from our website at www.ied.co.uk. A Self Assessment Toolkit to enable a baseline and development needs to be identified is also available.
We are represented on the Expert Panel of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and we Chair the Professional Institutes Commission into Under-performing Towns and Cities.
All Planning conferences are 100% research-led. Having conducted over 20 hours of research with you, our key audience, we have tallied up the hottest topics and biggest issues that you and your peers face today. Our programmes are designed to provide practical day-to-day information to help you tackle these issues, now.