Ramiro Garza Jr., executive director of the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer after a two-day examination which tested a practitioner’s knowledge, proficiency and judgment in the key areas of economic development.

The exam was administered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) on March 14 and 15 in Alexandria, Va. The International Economic Development Council is the premiere organization for the economic development profession. Serving over 4,500 members, IEDC is the world’s largest professional membership organization.

Excellence in the economic development profession improves the well being, quality of life and opportunities for individuals, businesses and communities.