Murphy Graduates from the Advanced Economic Development Leadership (AEDL) Program

Corey Murphy, President of the New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation, recently completed the two-week Advanced Economic Development Leadership executive education program and was awarded the Master Economic Development Practitioner (MEDP) certificate. Murphy has been in economic development for 17 years.

“This was a phenonomenal experience focused on the core skills needed to be successful in economic development,” Murphy noted. “I am grateful to the EDC Board of Directors and Indiana Municipal Power Agency for this professional development.”

AEDL is a collaboration of three universities – The University of Southern Mississippi, Texas Christian University, and the University of New Mexico. These three universities are committed to excellence in economic development and advancing the knowledge, skills, and application of key job creation strategies in America’s cities, communities, and counties.

It is an immersive and challenging program. The experiential curriculum enhances key skills necessary for leading successful community and economic development strategies. Led by experienced world-class faculty, program topics include negotiation; personal and professional leadership; successful teamwork; site selection and economic development; incentives; innovative data for retention, expansion, and attraction; entrepreneurship; talent; and more.  

The Advanced Economic Development Leadership course accepts mid and senior-level practitioners from across the U.S.