Team Volusia EDC Gains Certification

The International Economic Development Council recently announced that Team Volusia EDC has been certified for the first time as an Accredited Economic Development Organization, a recognition that only 81 economic development organizations out of 5,000 across North America have achieved, according to a media release.

“Team Volusia EDC displays the professionalism, commitment, and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor,” said IEDC President and CEO Nathan Ohle, in the release.

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, programs, and staff of the candidate economic development organization, the release states.

“Congratulations to Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, its public and private investors and the TVEDC staff on achieving this milestone,” said Team Volusia Past Chair and President, Root Organization, Philip Maroney, in the release. “Very few economic development corporations earn accreditation from the International Economic Development Council and this recognition is a testament to the success of our on-going effort to bring new businesses to our community and create new job opportunities for Volusia County residents. Accreditation provides further credibility to Team Volusia’s operating expertise and fulfills one of our primary goals as an organization.”

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.

“We are honored to be recognized by the International Economic Development Council as one of the very best economic development organizations in North America. The AEDO review committee was especially impressed by the high level of collaboration and engagement across our community. I am so proud of our hard-working staff, and I applaud 2023 Board of Directors Chair, Philip Maroney, and our dedicated board and executive committee, who join forces with us every year to support strong business recruitment in Volusia County,” said Keith Norden, president and CEO, Team Volusia EDC, in the release.

Team Volusia EDC is a public/private not-for-profit corporation founded in 2010 whose primary mission is to market and recruit business from outside the area to Volusia County.