International Economic Development Council Law and Legal Definition

International Economic Development Council is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. It is the world's largest membership organization serving the economic development profession and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It has more than 4,500 members across the United States, as well as Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and other nations.

The members of the council work to persuade new businesses to locate in a community, region or state; try to help the businesses that are already in the community to continue growing there and look for ways to turn distressed areas into vibrant hubs of economic activity. Its mission is to provide leadership and excellence in economic development for the communities, members, and partners.