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. Check out our success stories to see the unique projects we have helped.
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.
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.
Additional Economic Development Organizations
- California State Association of Counties
- California Downtown Association
- California Workforce Association
- Center for Economic Development, California State University, Chico
- California Community Colleges, Economic & Workforce Development
- League of California Cities
- Pacific Gas and Electric
- Small Business Administration
- U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development