AEDO Accreditation

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announced in December, 2023 that the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance was again designated as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). Originally accredited in 1996, the organization was reaccredited in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2015, and 2018. In addition, the Alliance is the longest-standing AEDO in the country.

About AEDO


The AEDO program is a comprehensive peer review process that measures economic development organizations against commonly held standards in the profession. The program consists

of two phases: a documentation review and an onsite visit. Each phase is designed to evaluate information about the structure, organization, funding, program, and staff of the candidate economic development organization.

Earning the AEDO accreditation tells the community and prospects that the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance attained a measure of excellence assuring that their trust is well placed and their business is in good hands.

There are more than 12,000 economic development organizations in the United States and Canada.