Kiley Miller awarded recertification in economic development

29 Jan 2020

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Kiley Miller awarded recertification in economic development


SPENCER, IOWA – Kiley Miller, President & CEO of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation, has been awarded recertification by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) through April 2021. Miller first achieved the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation in 2015. Recertification required that he fulfill demanding standards for continuing education and service to the profession.

Miller has served as President & CEO of the Iowa Lakes Corridor since 2014. He previously was Executive Vice President of the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Over his 11-year career, he has facilitated projects yielding more than $700 million in private-sector investment and the creation of more than 500 jobs. In 2019, he was named one of the 50 best economic developers in North America by Consultant Connect. A frequent speaker on economic and community development, Miller has presented for the Professional Developers of Iowa, Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa Area Development Group, South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and at the Heartland Economic Development Conference.

The CEcD designation is recognized nationally and denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, as well as professional attainment and a commitment to professional growth. Miller first earned certification by passing a rigorous three-part, two-day examination testing his knowledge, proficiency and judgment in key areas of economic development.


More than 1,000 certified economic developers across the nation work with public officials, business leaders and community members to create and retain high-quality jobs, establish economic vibrancy, and improve the lives of the people they serve.


About the Iowa Lakes Corridor
The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is the regional economic development agency for Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties. The Iowa Lakes Corridor’s mission is to foster, encourage, promote, aid or otherwise assist in the economic development growth and development of the four-county region.