The International Economic Development Council

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International Economic Development Council

The managing partner at Progressive Management & Associates, Michael Erin often dedicates his free time to multiple charitable, nonprofit, and professional organizations. Among those Michael Erin belongs to is the International Economic Development Council.

Supporting those in professions related to economic development, the International Economic Development Council has some 5,000 members. The goal is to create a stable tax base in communities and to foster a stronger and more inclusive economy with the creation of jobs. The Council also aims to instruct its members on how to advance their careers.

Members come from all walks of life, and represent an increasing number of industries, from workforce development to international trade. Membership provides the opportunity to work with leaders in different fields and offers access to yearly conferences and publications dedicated to economic development. In 2016, the Council commemorated its 90-year history with the first-ever Economic Development Week, encouraging the celebration of economic development in local communities.


IEDC 2017 Annual Conference Set for September in Toronto, Canada


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IEDC 2017

An experienced business professional and a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Michael Erin serves as an associate consultant and partner at Progressive Management & Associates in Chicago, Illinois. Michael Erin also belongs to professional organizations including the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The largest nonprofit of its kind, the IEDC has a membership of more than 5,000 professionals working in various sectors around the world. As new global markets emerge, the IEDC aims to help foster a worldwide environment conducive to healthy economic competition and growth.

Toward that objective, the organization will hold its 2017 Annual Conference September 17-20 in Toronto, Canada. The theme this year, Going Global, will focus on connection, collaboration, and creation, with attendees receiving instruction and insight on topics ranging from global trade expansion to stronger startup ecosystems. Along with the conference proceedings, IEDC members will have the opportunity to enjoy the culture of Toronto, recently named at the top of the list of places to visit in 2017 by the New York Times.

The NABE’s Certified Business Economist Program

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Certified Business Economist

Outside of his position as an associate consultant and partner with Progressive Management & Associates in Chicago, Illinois, Michael Erin contributes to the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). Through the support of members like Michael Erin, the NABE is able to offer those interested in the business field many scholarships and other continuing education opportunities.

One way NABE members can further their education is to seek the Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation. This designation indicates a mastery of business economics, which communicates one’s competence and enthusiasm for the subject to current and prospective employers. A CBE designation also shows that the holder has a commitment to ethical conduct due to the required pledge the recipient must take to uphold the NABE Code of Ethics.

Undergraduate coursework alone does not qualify one for the CBE designation. To earn the designation, one must take an additional exam and several business continuing education courses through NABE or another organization.

National Association for Business Economics Host Annual Conference


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National Association for Business Economics

Since October 2015, Michael Erin has worked as vice president of development for The Economic Club of Las Vegas. In addition, he serves as an associate consultant and partner for Progressive Management and Associates based out of Chicago, Illinois. To help him remain up-to-date on industry-wide changes, Michael Erin maintains membership with the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

Established in 1959, NABE serves as the top association for those who work in business economics. It represents industries such as business, academia, and economics, and its membership includes business leaders, former Board of Governor’s chairmen, and former Federal Reserve governors. The NABE offers its members educational offerings, networking opportunities, and prestigious conferences, all of which give members a chance to stay current with business trends.

One of the NABE’s events is its annual economic policy conference, with the 2017 conference scheduled for March 5 through 7. This 33rd annual conference occurs at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The 2016 conference had a theme of “Policy Challenges in an Intercontinental World,” and covered the way political and business leaders help their countries and companies navigate through global challenges. Keynote speakers included Federal Reserve Chairman Stanley Fischer and Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall.

The NABE Annual Meeting Helps Members Expand Their Knowledge

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National Association for Business Economics

The vice president of development at the Economic Club of Las Vegas, Michael Erin builds and executes the non-profit’s financial strategy. Beyond this role, he also leads the Las Vegas-based PacificRock, LLC as principal. Active in the professional community, Michael Erin belongs to several organizations, including the National Association for Business Economics.

Founded in 1959, the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) is dedicated to representing business economists and other professionals. The organization provides its members with a variety of networking and educational opportunities through various conferences, including its flagship event, the NABE Annual Meeting. Each year, the Annual Meeting welcomes numerous speakers who are well-known in their fields. These events cover a range of topics relating to business economics, and attendees can often earn certificates after the event is over. NABE’s Annual Meeting is open not only to members, but also to US government employees, students, as well as non-members.

The 58th NABE Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 10 to 13, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Topics covered during this year’s event adhere to the overall theme of global business and domestic complexities, and include such things as productivity and immigration. Registration for the 58th NABE Annual Meeting costs $845 for members and $895 for US government employees. Students can attend the event for $75, and non-members can attend for $995, which includes their membership dues. Scholarships are also available for individuals to attend the 2016 NABE Annual Meeting.