City Of Las Vegas Economic And Urban Development Department Receives Prestigious Accreditation

Measure Of Excellence Shows That Las Vegas Means Business


New Las Vegas city logoThe International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has announced that the city of Las Vegas Economic and Urban Development Department has been recognized as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). Only 54, or less than one percent, of economic development organizations in the United States have achieved this prestigious designation. To obtain accreditation, an organization must undergo an extensive process, as well as vetting by the International Economic Development Council.


“The city of Las Vegas Economic and Urban Development Department
displays the professionalism, commitment and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor,” IEDC President and CEO Jeff Finkle said.


The AEDO program is a comprehensive peer review process that measures economic development organizations against commonly held standards in the profession. The program consists of two phases: a documentation review and an onsite visit. Each phase is designed to evaluate information about the structure, organization, funding, programs and staff of the candidate economic development organization.


Earning the AEDO accreditation tells the community and prospects that the city has attained a measure of excellence, assuring that their trust is well-placed and their business is in good hands.


The Economic and Urban Development Department (EUD) creates, coordinates and encourages new development and redevelopment throughout the city of Las Vegas. The EUD works with the Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency on day-to-day operations, economic development, job creation and long-term strategic goals. The professionals in the department play a key role in the ongoing development of the city, including Symphony Park and other projects in the urban core.


The International Economic Development Council is the largest membership association serving economic and community development professionals in the world, with more than 5,000 members nationwide and abroad.

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