Essentials of Economic Development - Rocky Mount

June 17, 2015


What role does local government play in stimulating private investment and job creation?

What are the features of successful economic development programs?

What are some examples of best practice in local economic development? 

This one-day workshop covers promising strategies and tools for promoting economic development in the context of a dynamic global economy.

Program Topics:

  • An Overview of Economic Development: Trends and Strategies
  • Building an Effective Economic Development Program
  • North Carolina Economic Development Toolbox
  • Promising Practices in Development Finance and Revitalization

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.

Who should attend: Local elected officials, administrators, and other professionals engaged in promoting economic development.

Credit: Local elected officials who complete this course will earn credit toward the Local Elected Leaders Academy (LELA) recognition.


Faculty coordinator

LELA Scholarship Application available for Elected Officials Only

Course materials
Site information

Class will be held at Gateway Convention Centre located at 101 Gateway Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Rooms are available at the state rate of $65.90 the group block will be set up under the UNC School of Government.

For assistance withrooms, please contact

Alana Napora-Tichenor Director of Sales

Direct (252) 937 6888 |  Fax (252) 937 4788

Program Manager
Cancellation policy

Course participants who cancel their registration on or before June 3, 2015 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before June 10, 2015 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after June 10, 2015. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy.