Economic Development New Zealand (EDNZ) is a national not for profit membership organisation, that empowers and enables individuals and organisations either practicing, or associated with, economic development across Aotearoa New Zealand.
We support our members through building capability, collaboration, advocacy and thought leadership that is trusted and valued.
Our key focus areas are:
- Influence – through strong advocacy (focus on local and central government) and input into relevant policy development;
- Connection – through being a navigator and providing networking events, including the annual conference; and
- Development – (practitioners) through Continuous Professional Development Programmes (CPD) and other learning opportunities.
EDNZ is currently made up of a volunteer Board and three part time contractors.
Membership of EDNZ is the hallmark of Professional Expertise and Integrity within the economic development profession and is open to any individual or organisation working in or associated with Economic Development.
EDNZ supports its members through a number of services including:
Qualifications in Economic Development (Levels 101, 201 & 301)
Online Members Forum
Monthly online networking event
Policy and Research
A Best Practice resource
Tools and Tips
Fortnightly e.newsletter on hot topics in ED
Best Practice Annual Awards, celebrating excellence
A code of ethics which sets members apart