Kiley Miller earns Certified Economic Developer Designation

11 Feb 2015

News Release

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation and the International Economic Development (IEDC) council announce that Kiley Miller has earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).


Miller serves as President and CEO of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation, the regional economic development agency for Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties. He completed the CEcD examination administered by the IEDC January 24-25, 2015 in Palm Beach County, Florida.


The CEcD designation is a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. Candidates must pass a rigorous and comprehensive three-part, two-day examination, which tests a practitioner’s knowledge, proficiency and judgment in the key areas of economic development, including business retention and expansion, marketing, finance, workforce development, community development, technology-led economic development, real estate, strategic planning, and management.  There are more than 1,100 certified economic developers in the nation.


Miller has more than six years of experience in economic development. From 2008 to 2014, he was Executive Vice President of the Mount Pleasant (Iowa) Area Chamber Alliance, where he played a role in more than $17 million in business retention and expansion projects and additional business attraction projects that yielded more than $8 million in new taxable valuation. He became President and CEO of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation in August 2014. He has maintained the organization’s focus on existing business support, entrepreneurial and small business development, workforce attraction and training, and business recruitment.


About IEDC:

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,500 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, IEDC’s 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 IEDC succeeds, members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.


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