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    Jul 2007
    Cleveland, OHIO

    Certifications needed?

    I heard about Six sigma certification. The course structure for six sigma includes stats and project management.Does anyone think it to be of any use to planners?
    Also, is a membership in the International economic development council useful?

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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
    Aug 2001
    The Cheese State
    I have been a member of IEDC for many years and have been certified for six or seven. The certification is important, as I see it, but maintiaining it requires a big financial commitment. The courses are a mixed bag - I suppose better for people who have little experience in economic development. Like any conference, their's are best for networking, and not necessarily for the sessions. I do believe IEDC is much better managed than APA, is far more responsive to members, and does a good job of providing news and information.
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