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ARVADA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION Reaccredited by the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announces that the ARVADA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (AEDA) has once again been recognized as one of 68 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). Originally accredited in 2013, the organization was reaccredited by IEDC following six successful years of activity as an AEDO member. AEDA was the first organization in the State of Colorado that was accredited with this honor.

“On behalf of the AEDA Board of Directors, we are excited to receive the AEDO reaccreditation, as it affirms AEDA’s position as an effective and innovative organization within the City of Arvada and as a leader within the economic development profession as a whole”, said Daniel Ryley, AEDA’s Executive Director.

The AEDO program is a comprehensive peer review process that measures economic development organizations against commonly held standards in the profession. Earning the AEDO accreditation tells the community and prospects that AEDA attained a measure of excellence assuring that their trust is well placed, and their business is in good hands.

“AEDA displays the professionalism, commitment, and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor”, said Jeff Finkle, IEDC President and CEO.

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) 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. For more information on IEDC or the AEDO program, contact AEDO Program Manager Dana Crater at 910-833-7020 or, or visit IEDC’s website at

Arvada Economic Development Association –
The Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA) mission is to provide business and commercial development services to new and existing businesses, so the businesses can grow and expand to create jobs, increase revenues and make capital investments.