TEDC’s goal, through our mentorship program, is to connect professional and experienced economic developers with individuals that are new to the economic development profession for one-year mentoring relationship.
Mentors are encouraged to visit the mentee's community and to be available to offer advice and guidance as needed on economic development matters.
The TEDC's Mentorship Program is designed to educate the next generation of economic developers through knowledge sharing and expert advice.
To help educate and train the next generation of economic developers in Texas by fostering communication and positive working relationships with successful economic developers.
Mentor should be willing to go to the community and listen, discover issues, get to know the Mentee and his/her situations, give direction/recommendations
Mentor should periodically contact the Mentee to check-in, offer advice, etc. and to establish the mentor/mentee relationship
Must be a current or past TEDC board member
Earned professional designation related to economic development such as CED, CEcD, EDFP, CCIM - OR - have at least 15 years of economic development experience
Able and willing to dedicate the required time and travel resources to properly represent TEDC and effectively mentor new economic development professionals
Willing to sincerely “give back” to the economic development profession without seeing this as an opportunity to gain intelligence from competing communities
Economic development professionals that are new to the profession, either because they are a young professional or they have come to economic development from a different profession or career
Must be a TEDC active member