Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA) is proud to award the "Economic Development Professional" (EDP) designation to , First Selectman of the Town of Stonington in Stonington, CT.
The EDP designation is awarded to professionals working in economic development only after careful review confirming that a candidate has met the requirements in each of three categories:
- First, the individual must have a minimum of three years of work experience actively engaged in economic development.
- Second, the individual must document completion of comprehensive coursework encompassing a wide range of skills including Business Retention & Expansion, Business Finance, Marketing & Business Attraction, Real Estate, and Community & Neighborhood Development.
- Finally, the individual must document advanced-level education in at least three separate topics of importance to economic development work, through formal training and/or direct experience.
Distinctively, Mr. Haberek has greatly participated in economic development as an elected official. During his tenure, he completed numerous infrastructure projects, worked on bringing several companies to the town, captured $2.3 million dollars in federal stimulus monies, and implemented economic development programs which have received several awards from NEDA. He has also visited and/or developed international relations with a number of cities in Canada, China and the Philippines.
Mr. Haberek holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management , an M.B.A. in Marketing, Advanced Certificate in Graduate Studies in Business Administration and Ph.D. in Management/Political Economy.
The Northeastern Economic Developers Association consists of over 500 professional economic developers, appointed and volunteer economic development officials, and others committed to sound economic development practice, in the eleven Northeastern States and the District of Columbia.