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Community Development

Center for Economic & Policy Development, Inc. assists communities with sustaining growth initiatives and by promoting empowerment throughout the nation. It is our goal to:

  • Provide the highest quality economic development assistance to communities around the United States and abroad;

  • Promote the transfer of information and knowledge from universities and other sources to economic development and planning practitioners, the general public and

  • Establish and foster partnerships between workforce development entities, community and high schools, vocational colleges, policy makers, communities, and all organizations that are in support of assisting growth across the country.

Let’s Make American Communities Our Top Priority!

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What people are saying about us

  • Thank you very much for your assistance with our incubator program. We couldn’t have done it with you.
    Marcus
    SEO, Some Co.
  • The Center is just what the country is in need of.
    George Green
    Economic Development Analyst
  • Greetings, first of all, thank you so much for the great advice you provided to me about my business. Priceless!
    Waldo Orlandini
    Small Business Owner
  • Awesome, thanks for hosting the symposium. Money well spent.
    dominikhopko.com
    IT Developer
  • I’m am very appreciative for the consultation that The Center has provided us. We now have a wealth of resources through your staff. We are confident that we can meet our expectations through your partnership.
    Giggles666
    City Manager
  • Thank you very much for calling upon our firm to assist with the economic development analysis. We look forward to working with you again in the new future.
    Arnfinn Nilsen
    Real Estate Developer
  • Thanks to the Policy team at The Center for all of your insights!
    Revilotmalk
    Policy Analyst

Working To Build A Better Tomorrow!

Small Business Planning

Stimulating Job Creation

We work with members of various communities in stimulating job creation by providing small business support and services through:

  • Small business workshops and individual counseling on start-up and development strategies: including minority and women owned business filings.
  • Contracting support for state and federal agencies in regards to the REDI-Rural Act and the Workforce Investment Act.

Meet Our Board

Our Board of Directors governs the work of the organization. Our Board shapes the organization’s direction through its mission, strategy, budget, and key policies; ensures that the leadership, resources, and finances in place to match the organization’s vision; and monitors and improves the performance of the organization.

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Allen L. Ellison

Chairman & CEO
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Christopher Hershey

Director
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Daniel H. Sohn

Director
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Valerie Martinelli

Director
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Dr. Thomas Douglas

Director
  • 01.05.14

    An Innovative Solution?

    Innovative Solutions, MPA, National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, Return on Investment (ROI) calculation, Valerie Martinelli
  • 09.05.14

    A Catalyst for Economic Development

    Catalyst for Economic Development, Florida, GDP growth Rate, MPA, Solution for Budgetary Restrictions?, The Center, Valerie Martinelli
  • 10.05.14

    Project Management Expertise

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  • 01.09.14

    The Private Sector: Why Does It Matter In Economic Development?

    Collaboration, MPA, private sector, Valerie Martinelli

Center Newsroom

The Center Launches New Broward County CDC

The Center Launches New Broward County CDC

Broward County Community Development Corporation (Broward County CDC) or (BCCDC) was created to enhance the quality of community life and achieve neighborhood revitalization through...
A simple plan to fix our economy.

A simple plan to fix our economy.

It’s time for relief for America’s middle class. For small business owners and all hard working families whose income has failed to keep up with the rising cost of living. We need an economic...
We Must Once Again Come Together.

We Must Once Again Come Together.

As we face more division in this country, as a society, we must be diligent in our quest to seek opportunities to strengthen the areas that we are weak. We must remain careful not to allow bias or...
We Must Once Again Come Together.

We Must Once Again Come Together.

As we face more division in this country, as a society, we must be diligent in our quest to seek opportunities to strengthen the areas that we are weak. We must remain careful not to allow bias or...
A simple plan to fix our economy.

A simple plan to fix our economy.

It’s time for relief for America’s middle class. For small business owners and all hard working families whose income has failed to keep up with the rising cost of living. We need an economic...
The Center Launches New Broward County CDC

The Center Launches New Broward County CDC

Broward County Community Development Corporation (Broward County CDC) or (BCCDC) was created to enhance the quality of community life and achieve neighborhood revitalization through...
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