Our Strategy and Vision

Our vision is to be the peak national body to develop and lead economic development practitioners for the benefit of our communities.

Our 2015-2019 strategic plan sets out four main priorities:


To retain and grow the membership base through the provision of services which are valued by the economic development practitioner community.

Industry Development:

Lead the delivery of forums, affiliations and partnerships that provide opportunities for professional relationships, exposure to contemporary thought leadership, practice and emerging trends.


Represent the interests, principles, causes and subject matter of the economic development sector through professional relationships and partnerships


Maintain an effective and efficient governance and administration to deliver organisational objectives.