Denton awarded IAMC Fellow designation
May 13, 2019

The Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) recently awarded Lisa Denton, executive director of Athens Economic Development Corporation, the IAMC Fellow designation at its Spring Forum. IAMC Fellows have completed the Leadership Development Program participating in five leadership seminars in four learning categories including individual, team, emotional intelligence and general leadership.

AEDC maintains critical role in talent development
May 13, 2019

The fourth and final goal of AEDC’s comprehensive strategic plan, developed in conjunction with TIP Strategies, is talent development, to make Athens a destination for technical training. According to TIP, nurturing, retaining and attracting talent is a fundamental need for the long-term economic vitality of any community.

AEDC helps local industries grow, thrive
May 6, 2019

The third goal of AEDC’s comprehensive strategic plan, developed in conjunction with TIP Strategies, is business retention and expansion, to create an environment that promotes the prosperity and growth of existing businesses. According to International Economic Development Council (IEDC), proactively supporting the retention and expansion of existing businesses is a fundamental function of...

AEDC strategic plan includes marketing to increase awareness
Apr 29, 2019

The second goal of AEDC’s comprehensive strategic plan, developed in conjunction with TIP Strategies, is marketing and attraction, to increase awareness of economic development opportunities in Athens. A successful economic development marketing program raises awareness of the community, among target audiences and distinguishes the community from its competitors.

A closer look at the leaders of AEDC
Apr 26, 2019

As stated in last week’s article, it is imperative that EDC’s be responsible financial stewards of the half-cent sales tax they receive to fund the economic growth in their communities. At its helm, AEDC is fortunate to be led by volunteers that have a clear understanding of what drives and grows the local economy, in addition to its seasoned executive director.

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