Michael Meek, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, Inc. President/CEO, has been awarded re-certification by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) effective June 1, 2018. Meek first achieved the Certified Economic Developer designation in 2000. CEcD recertification, required every three years, was awarded to Meek who met demanding requirements for continuing education and service to the profession.
With 37 years of economic development experience, Meek has served the local Chamber of Commerce since 1988. During his tenure, he has been involved in the recruitment of over 10,000 new jobs to the community and over $400 million in new taxable value. Meek was named Citizen of the Year by the Herald-Zeitung in 2002 for his work to create the Central Texas Technology Center.
The designation of Certified Economic Development (CEcD) is a highly recognized national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to professional growth. Meek first earned certification by passing a rigorous three-part, two-day examination, testing his knowledge, proficiency and judgment in the key areas of economic development.
As highly skilled economic development practitioners, Meek and over 1,000 other Certified Economic Developers work with public officials, business leaders, and community members to create and retain high-quality jobs, establish economic vibrancy, and improve quality of life for the people they serve.
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.
Learn more about IEDC: www.iedconline.org