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About us

CEDOS is the representative voice of senior Economic Development professionals from the public sector across England

We aim to share knowledge and good practice, engage with senior decision makers and sector experts and influence economic development policy.

We do this by:

  • Quarterly issue-focused presentations + Q&As with senior government decision makers, academics and other sector experts
  • A fortnightly membership newsletter sharing the latest economic development news, policies and research
  • Commissioning economic development research into specific areas of policy and practice as identified by our membership
  • Enabling CEDOS member networking opportunities to support dissemination of good practice and learning
  • Sharing economic news, policies and research
  • Responding with a collective CEDOS voice to national consultations and calls for evidence
  • Using our members’ collective expertise to influence and inform national economic development policy

Membership is open to all public sector senior economic development practitioners and is based on a single membership fee per organisation not individual subscription.

Network with fellow
senior Economic Development professionals

CEDOS meets quarterly to discuss key economic development issues and share knowledge and experience.  Meetings provide our members with an opportunity to hear from, and discuss with, senior decision makers from relevant government departments and other sector experts.  Our meetings conclude with a valuable roundtable discussion of issues/challenges facing our members across the country.

"The role of local authority economic development is critical to national economic recovery, local growth and the success of Local Enterprise Partnerships."

James Harris - Chair - CEDOS