Connections & Partnerships

With a small staff, we know that to have maximum impact, ECDI needs to leverage its resources by working with others. So creating connections is central to our way of doing things and our primary message for communities. We are the home of the I-85 Corridor Alliance, a regional partnership of government, civic, business, and educational stakeholders dedicated to promoting innovation, prosperity, and collaboration along Interstate 85 in Alabama. We are founding members of the Alabama Communities of Excellence program (ACE), a public-private partnership that seeks to build the community and economic development capacity of small towns throughout Alabama. This is a fantastic program and the state’s finest model of collective effort. We are also very active in serving on commissions, task forces, and other economic and community development organizations at the state, regional, and national levels.

Last Updated: May 20, 2014