Welcome to Economic Development Network

The Economic Development Network works to create opportunities for practitioners to flourish within a supportive professional environment. 
 
We do this in three ways:

  • provide forums for practitioners to exchange ideas and views 

  • provide opportunities to acquire skills and experience 

  • present brief and targeted value for money workshops for practitioners at convenient locations 

EDN is about regular networking with fellow practitioners and genuine life long learning.

Event Calendar

Latest News

Activating Local Economies

12-March-2019

The Cities Leadership Institute has published a short video on this topic featuring Michael H Shuman who visited Australia recently

Night Time Economy

12-March-2019

The NSW Government has published a guide to assist business to set up in the Night Time Economy.

Infrastucture & Economic Development

11-December-2018

A very informative workshop session featuring presentations from Ryde, City of Sydney, Sydney Metro West and our hosts Sydney Olympic Park Business Association. The talks and discussions around the room identified some of the impacts of infrastructure development and how to address these from an ED perspective and mitigate adverse outcomes.

Well Placed

15-June-2018

Our mid year workshop was hosted by our colleagues at Ryde City Council. It was avery interactive morning with many contributions from the delegates with some excellent insights. We heard about the Shop Shapers project and other SME programs being undertaken in Ryde, and some of the things that City of Sydney is undertaking to support the Night Time Economy.

Prof. Edward Blakely has kindly agreed to be The Patron of EDN

The purpose of Economic Development is to build up the economic capacity of a local area to improve its economic future and the quality of life for all.

It is a process by which public, business and nongovernment sector partners work collectively to create better conditions for economic growth and employment generation.

Source - The World Bank


The purpose of  Economic Development is to build up the economic capacity of a local area to improve its economic future and the quality of life for all.

It is a process by which public, business and nongovernment sector partners work collectively to create better conditions for economic growth and employment generation.

Source - The World Bank
 



  Prof. Edward Blakely has kindly agreed to be The Patron of EDN