The Economic Development Forum is a Non-Profit Membership organisation dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. EDF's Members create more high-quality jobs, develop more vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions. The Economic Development Forum helps to improve the overall performance of Indian organisations.

EDF is a member-driven association dedicated to strengthening India's communities by supporting local organizations engaged in community and economic development. Our member organizations rebuild distressed communities in small cities and rural areas in India through Economic Development, employment-generating activities and offering social services. Our member organizations also contribute in real estate development of the country and play a great role in industrial and development of small businesses.

The Forum's Members represent Government, business organisations, educational and the agricultural sectors. EDF helps in enhancing leadership skills for the economic development for our communities, members, and partners. EDF is committed to helping you improve bottom line results along with improved relationships with your customers, staff and other stakeholders. We work in a range of sectors including business, education and health. EDF recognises those who have shown exceptional ability and performance in managing their organizations.

EDF aims to facilitate a substantial improvement in the effectiveness of economic development activity in India by enhancing knowledge, skills and networking in all aspects of economic development.

The Economic Development Forum provides a platform for companies and individuals to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with various governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations.

The Forum's mandate is to assist Indian organisations and to improve their performance and capabilities by providing the best practice business framework and by offering support, training, assessment services, access to Award programmes and networking with like-minded organisations.

Many organisations aspire to be world class but are completely unaware of the basic meaning. When you become a Forum member, your organisation will gain access to valuable networks, learning environment and support while the Forum will assist you in evaluating and prioritizing business improvement opportunities and developing best practices within your organisation.

Economic Development Forum provides the power of leadership and knowledge to serve you, the professionals who lead the community. Name a type of economic development project and an Economic Development Forum zmember has worked on it. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, our members represent the entire range of economic development experience and our offerings reflect this diversity. By joining EDF, our members' expertise becomes yours.

In a global economy, you never know where the next opportunity to advance your career or community will come from. EDF gives you the chance to form and foster relationships with economic developers from around the world.

As your community evolves, it demands fresh ideas and inspired solutions. Today, Economic Development Forum offers you more options than ever to develop the skills that will make you a better economic developer and advance your career.

EDF is the membership organization serving the economic development profession. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, our members represent the entire range of economic development.

EDF's Excellence in Economic Development is best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year's most influential leaders.. EDF recognize only the most successful, innovative, and effective leaders, programs, partnerships, and promotional materials. Award recipients gain valuable publicity and exposure to their peers in the economic development field.

The Economic Development Forum support, and pay tribute to the achievements of the region's individual leaders and organizations and to praise their exceptional performance and commitment to excellence. In other terms, EDF honours entities that have confidently impelled economic development in the region, with an outstanding display of excellence in practice throughout their path.

Forum has constantly emphasized the nurturing and development of leadership, guidance and talent in diverse industries, for the purpose of creating resource bases and solid foundations which will effectively support and contribute to the region's growth initiatives

Through transparent, competitive, and awarding procedures, The Economic Development Forum recognizes the commitment, courage and capable leadership of individuals and organizations which have marked a difference in the region's economy and society. By means of benchmarking best practices and supporting regional organizations and leaders, the Forum provides the region with a global platform for knowledge and innovation.

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