Scott Ohle

President & CEO

International Economic Development Council



Nathan Ohle is an internationally recognized expert in economic development and currently serves as the President & CEO of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers, with more than 5,000 members globally. In 2017, he was selected as one of 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in economic development internationally. Nathan’s economic development experience and leadership span decades at the local, state, and federal levels. Before joining IEDC, Nathan was the Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), a national network of non-profit partners working to build capacity in rural and tribal communities across the country. Nathan served the Senior Advisor at the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), overseeing policy and external affairs and at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Reasons to join the program

IEDC is a partner of ACE, bringing two participants to each ACE. IEDC is the world’s largest economic development association, and is looking to continue to better engage with countries and economic developers from throughout the Americas.