Pflugerville Community Development Corp. Receives Accreditation from the International Economic Development Council
9 Jul 2019
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (July 9, 2019) — The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) announced that they been awarded the Accreditated Economic Development Organization (AEDO) designation from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The PCDC becomes only one of 65 economic development organizations to receive the accreditation internationally, and only one of nine in Texas.
The AEDO program is a comprehensive peer review process that measures economic development organizations against commonly held professional standards. The program consists of two phases: a documentation review and an on-site visit. Each phase is designed to evaluate information about the structure, organization, funding, programs, and staff of the candidate economic development organization.
“I commend the PCDC board and staff for the hard work and continued focus on excellence that is mandatory to receive this distinction,” PCDC Executive Director Amy Madison said. “ The accreditation is not only a rare award from the IEDC, but also a positive nod from our community leaders, regional economic development partners and business associates who were part of the stringent assessment,” she added.
According to the IEDC, earning the AEDO accreditation distinguishes the PCDC among its economic development peers and shows not only future prospects but the community that the PCDC has attained a measure of excellence and assures that only the most responsible economic development takes place within the community.
Madison will receive the AEDO accreditation plaque on behalf of the PCDC and be recognized during a special ceremony at the annual IEDC conference in September.
“I have seen the growth of our economic development corporation from its infancy years ago. I am not surprised we are where we are today,” said Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales said. “With the accreditation by the IEDC we have reached a new pinnacle in business excellence and quality of life in Pflugerville. The AEDO accreditation enables Pflugerville to stand out in the business community and bring new opportunities. We have become the best of the best thanks to leadership of the PCDC board and staff.”
Maintenance and review of the AEDO status is required every three years and is accomplished through continued documentation submission and/or on-site visits by a team of the AEDO subcommittee from IEDC to ensure best practices are maintained by accredited organizations.
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