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MAEDS joins 2023 Economic Development Week Celebration

MIAMI – The Miami Area Economic Development Service, Inc. marks the week of May 8 to May 12, 2023, as the Economic Development Week.

During this week, communities across North America will celebrate and recognize the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.

Created in 2016 by International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.

“As an organization, we are focused on addressing key needs in our communities to help drive economic growth,” said Shannon Duhon, President/CEO of the Miami Area Economic Development Service. “Our new Workforce Development Committee has been busy addressing the current need we have for employees today and developing the training needed for the jobs of tomorrow.

“We have been working with other community leaders to address the need for additional housing in our community. We remain active in our efforts to attract new business and industry to our area, but also focused on continuing to meet the needs of our existing business and industry.”

As local and regional economies evolve, the role of economic developers and development organizations are crucial in energizing, preparing, and promoting local economic growth, according to IEDC President/CEO Nathan Ohle.

“The 2023 Economic Development Week will recognize, distinguish, and show appreciation for the innovation and leadership of our community leaders building an equitable, sustainable, resilient, and inclusive future,” Ohle said. “I hope communities everywhere will join us in celebrating the accomplishments and important work economic developers perform in their communities year-round.”

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