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Conroe EDC Earns Reaccreditation From International Economic Development Council

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CONROE, TX – The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announced that the Conroe Economic Development Council (CEDC) has once again been recognized as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). The CEDC, which has been accredited since 2001, was the second AEDO in Texas and is one of only 71 economic development organizations accredited by the IEDC.

“The Conroe Economic Development Council displays the professionalism, commitment, and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor,” said IEDC President and CEO Nathan Ohle.




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 the structure, organization, funding, program, and staff of the candidate economic development organization.

Maintenance of the AEDO status is required every three years and is accomplished through documentation submission, in conjunction with onsite visits by a team of the AEDO subcommittee. The CEDC’s current AEDO status will remain in effect until November 2025.

“The CEDC is honored to be reaccredited by the IEDC. Carrying AEDO accreditation for more than 20 years signals our organization’s commitment to professionalism and positive results. I applaud our team for striving for excellence and executing our mission to deliver a stronger economy in Conroe,” said CEDC Executive Director Danielle Scheiner.

The International Economic Development Council is the largest membership association serving economic and community development professionals in the world. With over 5,000 members nationwide and abroad, IEDC offers the economic development profession one source for information and professional development, one voice for the profession and one force for advocacy.

Conroe EDC Economic Development Council

The mission of the Conroe Economic Development Council is to enhance the strength and stability of the greater Conroe economy through the support of existing industry and the attraction of manufacturing and service sector business, which bring new capital and employment opportunities into the community.