Community is the Cornerstone of Economic Development

Community economic development is any local action that creates economic opportunities and improves social conditions, particularly for those who are most disadvantaged. The Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED) supports a network of organizations that builds vital communities and resilient families. We advocate for public policies and assist the network in developing comprehensive solutions that engage local leadership to generate private and public investment. IACED supports its network with one-on-one capacity building, training, advocacy, and relationship building.

IACED’s nearly 300 members strengthen communities and improve lives in rural, suburban, and urban areas across Indiana.  IACED members provide housing opportunity.  They meet  basic needs.  They connect Hoosiers to jobs.  They create vital public spaces.  They do all of this and more.  If this describes your work, you should be a member of IACED.

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