In May 2011, at the initiative of local economic development staff from local governments (LED), the LED Experts Forum has been established, bringing together the representatives from local economic development sector in cities and municipalities being members of NALED, from all around Serbia. The aim of establishing this forum is to strengthen communication among employees, exchange experiences and best practice examples, and establish contact with potential investors and local businesses.
The Local Economic Development Offices (LEDO) act as one of the key factors for developing an environment favorable for doing business, creating new jobs, attracting investments and retaining the existing businesses. They act as direct support in preparing and monitoring the implementation of economic development projects, while regularly maintaining and improving the relations with other local governments and national institutions in charge of local economic development, as well as marketing and promotion of municipalities.
As an organization holding the concept of local economic development as part of its name, NALED stands as a witness of the contribution that has been provided by LED offices employees throughout all of these years, as well as the committment, selfless dedication and readinness to respond to the numerous challenges and requirements of the public, private and civil sector.