Equitable Economic Development Fellowship Program Manager
National League of Cities I Rose Center
Carlos E. Delgado is the Program Manager of the Equitable Economic Development (EED) Fellowship, a partnership between National League of Cities (NLC), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and PolicyLink. In this role, Carlos and the EED Program Staff team provides one year of technical assistance to a class of six U.S. cities to help them pursue more equitable and inclusive economic development policies and programs in traditionally underserved communities – those that have the highest levels of unemployment, lowest levels of income and educational attainment, and represent the highest needs for job- and workforce-related programs in the city. Through leadership development, technical assistance, peer learning and sharing best practices, the fellowship provides city leaders with insights and tools to make equity, transparency, sustainability, innovation, and community engagement driving forces for how they conduct economic development and bring an intentional focus on communities that have been historically disconnected from economic growth and prosperity. He holds two master degrees in Business Administration (MBA) from Syracuse University, NY and in Public Administration (MPA) from Queen's University, ON.