EDCD - Economic Development Clients Directory
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About EDCD

Launched in 2006, EDCD is the UK's leading independent directory of consultants working within the field of Economic Development.

The site was established by an Economic Development professional working in the Public Sector. After discovering no directory existed and that common practice was to ask colleagues for recommendations he decided that this wasn’t the most effective way to get value for money.

EDCD is a free resource to help buyers find specialist consultants easily and encourage them not to rely on consultancies they or their colleagues have used in the past.

The original version on EDCD simply listed the consultants within a specific field. This new site makes use of Linkedin so buyers can find out more about firms they have shortlisted. They may discover that their contacts have worked with a particular practice and can provide a formal or informal reference. This should encourage people to consider small independent practices as well as multi-national multi-discipline firms.

As it’s free to register, EDCD will continue to be a comprehensive and independent directory of Economic Development consultants. The running costs of the site are met by consultancies who pay for additional advertising as well as contributions from partner organisations.

We are continually looking for areas to improve so if you any suggestions please get in touch.