Greater Richmond Partnership Recognized
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has recognized the Greater Richmond Partnership as one of 52 Accredited Economic Development Organizations (AEDO).
Created in 1993, the AEDO program recognizes the professional excellence of economic development organizations in North America, providing them independent feedback from national peers.
The accreditation process included two phases in which information is collected about structure, funding, programs and staff of the organization. A documentation review is submitted before a site team visit. The review team interviewed stakeholders and investors during its two-day visit to the Richmond area in August.
The review team praised the Greater Richmond Partnership’s strong stakeholder support and its success recruiting international firms to the Richmond area.
“The Greater Richmond Partnership displays the professionalism, commitment and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor,” Jeff Finkle, IEDC’s president and CEO, said in a statement.
“In today's competitive environment, it's vital to show that your organization is at the top of the industry, not only to earn the trust of your stakeholders, but to open doors to opportunities reserved for the best of the best in the field,” said Partnership President/CEO Barry Matherly.
Formed in 1994, the Greater Richmond Partnership represents the city of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico.