Meryl Fisackerly, Chief Operating Officer of the Golden Triangle Development LINK recently completed the Advanced Economic Development Leadership executive education program and was awarded the Economic Development Master Practitioner (EcDMP) certificate. She has been in economic development for 6 years.
Fisackerly stated, “”AEDL proved to be among the most all-encompassing leadership programs I’ve encountered. The material and speakers, experts in their respective fields, delivered pertinent and relatable content. I’m grateful for the chance to attain this designation and I gained a wealth of knowledge throughout this journey.”
AEDL is a collaboration of four universities – Valdosta State University, The University of Southern Mississippi, Texas Christian University, and the University of New Mexico. These four 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; retail and commercial development; personal and professional leadership; navigating the new normal in the world of COVID; communications and media relations; marketing in a social media environment; strategic planning and application; successful teamwork; attracting new industry and entrepreneurship.
The Advanced Economic Development Leadership course accepts mid and senior-level practitioners from across the U.S.
About The Golden Triangle Development LINK
The Golden Triangle Development LINK is the nationally-recognized, regional economic development organization for Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties. Located in northeast Mississippi, the GTR LINK’s current record of investment totals of more than $10 billion and over 10,000 jobs. For more information, visit The LINK’s website at www.gtrlink.org.