Basic Economic Development
July 29-August 1, 2013
This annual course provides intensive instruction on the fundamentals of economic development practice. It is a four-day introductory training course designed for economic development professionals employed by public, civic, or private development agencies and individuals new to the field. It is also appropriate for more experienced professionals seeking to update their skills. The course is a comprehensive educational experience that integrates theoretical and practical perspectives on economic development and provides participants with the background needed to organize, plan, and implement economic development activities and programs.
• Marketing and business attraction
• Business retention and expansion
• Workforce development
• Financing economic development
• Strategic planning
• Community development
• Managing economic development organizations
• Ethical dilemmas
The course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council and counts toward the CEcD certification for professional economic developers.
This course is held at the School of Government. Please plan your reservations early.
We have secured rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill. With the group code, BEDBEDA you can reserve a room at the special rate of $63.90 per night. Phone: 919-883-0700. NOTE: This rate is only available until Saturday June 29, 2013.
Course participants who cancel their registration on or before July 15, 2013 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before July 22, 2013 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after July 22, 2013. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy.