California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) is a professional membership association made up of public and private organizations involved in economic development. Formed in 1980, CALED has grown to over 700 members, representing cities, counties, state, federal, and private sector members. CALED operates nine regional chapters that meet and provide excellent vehicles for information dissemination, networking, and training: 916-448-8252. The California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA) is committed to helping bring financing options and information to businesses and economic developers to help manufacturers, non profits, and California communities looking for financing resources. As we celebrate our first four years, there is no doubt that CEDA’s success is rooted in the commitment of the 43 pioneering communities that comprise CEDA and in the support of CALED’s statewide economic development network. Check out our success stories to see the unique projects we’ve been part of. Economic Development Administration (EDA), under the direction of the U.S. Department of Commerce, provides grants for infrastructure development, local capacity building, and business development to help communities alleviate conditions of substantial and persistent unemployment and underemployment in economically distressed areas and regions. International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a professional membership association created through the merger of the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) and the American Economic Development Council (AEDC) . The IEDC works to support economic development professionals by providing them with various types of support and advocacy: 202-223-7800. National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) provides training, information and representation for regional development organizations in small metropolitan and rural America: 202-624-7806. National Association of State Development Agency (NASDA) is a membership organization that focuses on state economic development agencies and issues. Members include state economic development directors and the key managers in their agencies: 703-490-6777. Economic Development Affiliate Organizations

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