Loudoun Economic Development Leadership Earns Rare IEDC Credential, Entrepreneurship Development Professional (EDP)

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Loudoun Economic Development Leadership Earns Rare IEDC Credential, Entrepreneurship Development Professional (EDP)

Loudoun Economic Development continues to push the boundaries when it comes to the professional development and continuing education of its leadership. Executive Director, Buddy Rizer, and Senior Business Development Officer, Dave Diaz, recently achieved their Entrepreneurship Development Professional (EDP) credential through the International Economic Development Council, a distinction that less than 50 Economic Developers nationwide hold. This incredible accomplishment is a clear demonstration of their unwavering commitment, tireless efforts, and unmatched proficiency in the realm of economic advancement.

“At our organization, we take immense pride in having such talented professionals who are not only committed to their personal growth but also to the betterment of our clients and communities,” remarked Rizer of the achievement. “We strive to lead by example, emphasizing the significance of continuous learning and staying updated on economic development best practices. This is crucial for maintaining optimal performance and making a lasting impact in the community through entrepreneurship-led economic development.”

Rizer and Diaz’s accomplishment affirms their dedication to excellence and continuous efforts in delivering the highest quality services to Loudoun’s entrepreneurs and businesses.

“Our team of skilled and experienced economic development experts collaborates closely with public officials, influential business leaders, and dedicated community members to establish a strong foundation for the growth and advancement of the economic development sector,” said Diaz. “By striving for excellence in our profession, we aim to enhance the well-being, quality of life, and opportunities available to individuals, businesses, and communities alike.”

The EDP credential is developed with support from the Kauffman Foundation and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and in partnership with SourceLink. This credential is designed for professionals who work with entrepreneurs and small businesses as well as those who support via programs, networks, and approaches that foster small business and entrepreneurial growth.

About Loudoun County Department of Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development is dedicated to recruiting new business, growing existing industries, and diversifying Loudoun county’s business climate, providing a wide range of services for companies. www.loudounpossible.com

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. www.iedcONLINE.org.