Essentials of Economic Development

June 11, 2014


Does your community have the ingredients to stimulate investment and to create jobs and wealth in an uncertain economy?

This one-day workshop covers promising strategies and tools for promoting economic development in the face of tight budgets and tough economic conditions.

Program Topics:

  • An Overview of Economic Development: Trends and Strategies
  • North Carolina Economic Development Toolbox
  • Best Practices and opportunities in your region
  • NEW this year : An introduction to the SOG Development Finance Initiative

Essentials of Economic Development is designed to help local officials understand the fundamentals of economic development in the current economic climate. The workshop will help participants understand what is required to attract and support private investment in their communities. Participants will examine various economic development strategies and tools and consider how local governments in partnership with the nonprofit and private sectors, can help facilitate the process of creating jobs and wealth.

Faculty coordinator
Course materials

Agenda TBD

Site information

The June 11 course will be held at the LeGRAND Center in Shelby, NC

Physical address: 1800 E. Marion Street Shelby, NC 28152

Phone: 704.669.4700

Directions to the LeGRAND Center

The LeGrand Center is located at 1800 E. Marion Street in Shelby, NC 28152, conveniently located less than one hour from downtown Charlotte and easily accessible to major airports including Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and Greenville-Spartanburg Airport.


Program Manager
Cancellation policy

Course participants who cancel their registration on or before May 28, 2014 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before June 4, 2014 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after June 4, 2014. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy.