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 800 members, representing cities, counties, state, federal, and private sector members. 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. Check out our success stories to see the unique projects we have helped.
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.
Fresno State University is a valuable partner to The Academy through its Craig School of Business‘ support of the Introduction to Economic Development (“Keys”) and Advanced Institute for Economic Development training programs.
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.
USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through its programs, it helps rural Americans through loans, grants, loan guarantees, technical assistance, among other ways.
Wells Fargo is committed to the financial success of their customers and their businesses and that starts with the success of local communities. Wells Fargo is strengthening economic opportunities in underserved communities by empowering individuals and small businesses with the products, services, knowledge, and tools needed to ensure financial self-sufficiency, income mobility, and ultimately, improved well-being and quality of life.