Manage Your Professional Networks

CREC provides management support to national professional organizations whose missions focus on community and economic development and/or economic statistics and analysis. CREC provides financial management, business operation support, and event planning and coordination, as well as trained research staff to our network of organizational partners.

Manage Your Professional Networks

Located on the Potomac with convenient access to federal agencies, the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) delivers professional association management services by delivering business solutions that enable organizations to achieve their goals and objectives. CREC guides:








CREC Develops Custom Board Support, Strategic Plans, & Annual Budgets for Each Association:

Clients benefit from our culture of excellence, expertise, and our real-world experience. We are committed to delivering all major revenue-producing and service delivery programs through one in-house team. CREC works with its associations to provide board support; operational management; program development; membership recruitment and retention; financial management; development of non-dues revenue and fund-raising.

Contact COO, Erol Yildirim, at to discuss CREC’s approach to association management and how we can meet your needs.

Related Projects

Association of Public Data Users (Association Management)
Association of Public Data Users
Start Date: Jan 2008 — End Date: Ongoing

The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is a national network that links users, producers, and disseminators of government and open-access statistical data. Members share a vital concern about the collection, dissemination, preservation, and interpretation of public data. CREC supports APDU's mission, and provides the high-talent staff, management, communications, and logistical support to help the organization achieve its annual goals.

Projections Managing Partnership Staff Support
Projections Managing Partnership
Start Date: Jan 2009 — End Date: Ongoing

In cooperation with the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute, CREC assists the Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) in the administration of their Labor Market Information Improvement Grant, a funding stream from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Council for Community and Economic Research Staff Support
Council for Community and Economic Research
Start Date: Jan 2000 — End Date: Ongoing

CREC provides the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) with high-talent staff and management support, access to its broad network of economic and data professionals, and a foundational base upon which it can sustainably grow. CREC also coordinates and plans the annual C2ER Conference and organizes and coordinates its regular trainings

Labor Market Information Institute Staff Support
Labor Market Information Institute
Start Date: Jan 2008 — End Date: Ongoing

CREC provides staff and management support to the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute. CREC also regularly organizes the LMI Institute Annual Forum, which brings together labor market researchers, policy-makers, and data users from across the country annually.

Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) Staff Support
Development District Association of Appalachia
Start Date: Jul 2018 — End Date: Ongoing

CREC is providing operational staff support to the Board of the Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA).  The goal is to strengthen the capacity of the region’s local development districts (LDDs) to partner with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) in developing a more cohesive membership, providing a voice for LDDs in Washington, and managing the […]