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What is Economic Development?

Tue 18 Oct 2022

conomic Development Australia (EDA) premiered a brand-new video at the National Economic Development Conference (NEDC) which showcases the importance of economic development to Australian communities.

“Australian economic development professionals have been at the forefront of driving economic recovery in cities and regions, following all the challenges we’ve faced over recent years. This video helps send the message about about how economic development professionals are driving the efforts to make our cities and regions better places to live and work,” said Jacqueline Brinkman, CEO EDA.

’What actually is economic development? is a question regularly posed to everyone working in this sector, and we know it’s challenging to explain all the things that this role can entail, so we hope this video helps those efforts!




EDA is the national peak body for economic development professionals; building capacity, promoting excellence and providing leadership.

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