Developing digital skills is becoming essential to the economic development profession as more and more economic development organizations are enhancing their online presence. Earlier this year, Leah Brown, Director of Existing Industry & Marketing with the Henry County Development Authority, enrolled in the Digital Economic Development University. She recently completed the training program earning her Digital Economic Development Executive certification. The certification signifies that Brown has the core skills to compete in the digital world and is proficient in marketing, business development and research functionalities making her, a “triple threat” in digital economic development.
Charlie Moseley, Executive Director of the Henry County Development Authority stated, “Leah Brown is a standout employee for the Henry County Development Authority, and her certification as a Digital Economic Development Executive adds another tool to help HCDA compete in the evolving landscape of local economic development. We commend Leah for completing this innovative program, and we look forward to continuing our emphasis on digital marketing efforts as a Certified Digital EDO.”
Community Systems’ Digital Economic Development University is the first of its kind: A program specially designed to put the skills economic developers need to compete in today’s digital age at the lowest cost possible.
In addition to her own personal certification in digital economic development marketing, research, and business development, Leah also completed the Certified Digital EDO track for the Henry County Development Authority (HCDA). Receiving the designation of Certified EDO signifies that HCDA has the skills to compete in the digital world, including marketing, business development, research and more.
The mission of the Henry County Development Authority is to promote economic development in Henry County through the attraction of new investment and jobs and the retention and expansion of existing industries.
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