Haythe awarded recertification in economic development

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CAMBRIDGE – Keasha Haythe, economic development director for the Dorchester County Economic Development Department, has been awarded recertification by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) effective July 1, 2014.
Keasha first achieved the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation in 2008. CEcD recertification, required every three years, was awarded to Keasha who met demanding requirements for continuing education and service to the profession. With 12 years of economic development experience, Keasha has developed a track record of initiating sound policies and innovative strategies to foster economic growth. Partnering with private and public stakeholders, she has championed education, entrepreneurism and expansion of existing businesses as key economic drivers in the county.
The designation of Certified Economic Developer is a highly recognized national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to professional growth. Keasha first earned certification by passing a rigorous three-part, two-day examination, testing her knowledge, proficiency and judgment in the key areas of economic development
As highly skilled economic development practitioners, Keasha Haythe and over 1,000 other Certified Economic Developers work with public officials, business leaders and community members to create and retain high-quality jobs, establish economic vibrancy, and improve quality of life for the people they serve.
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities.

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