Gillenwater Awarded Recertification in Economic Development Designation

Wabash, IN. (March 03, 2016) — Keith Gillenwater, President & CEO of the Economic Development Group of Wabash County has been awarded re-certification by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) effective until June 2019. Mr. Gillenwater first achieved the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification in 2013. CEcD recertification, required every three years, is awarded to economic development professionals who meet several demanding requirements for continuing education and service to the profession. With 10 years of economic development experience, Mr. Gillenwater has shown many successes throughout his career.

The designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) is a highly recognized national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment, and a commitment to professional growth. Mr. Gillenwater first earned certification by passing a rigorous three-part, two-day examination, testing his knowledge, proficiency, and judgement in the key areas of economic development.

As high skilled economic development practitioners, Mr. Gillenwater and over 1,000 other Certified Economic Developers work with public officials, business leaders, and community members to create and retain high-quality jobs, establish economic vibrancy, and improve quality of life for the people they serve.

About the Economic Development Group of Wabash County

The EDG of Wabash County is a 501(c) 3 corporation designed to assist business development needs. The EDG partners with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to attract, retain, and develop new businesses and entrepreneurs in Wabash County and its communities. For more information about the EDG of Wabash County, please visit  or call at 260.563.5258.

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,500 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth, and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of setting including local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities, and a variety of other institutions, When we succeed, our member create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. Learn more about the IEDC:

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Contact: Keith Gillenwater, EDG of Wabash County, 260.563.5258