Basic Economic Development

Full agenda will be posted soon. Class runs 1PM-5:30PM Monday and 8AM-4:30PM Tuesday-Thursday.

The UNC course will continue to fulfill one of the requirements for the IEDC professional economic developer certification (CEcD).

This introductory course is designed for economic development professionals employed by public, nonprofit, and private organizations and individuals new to the field. It is also appropriate for more experienced professionals seeking to update their knowledge and skills. The course is a comprehensive educational experience that integrates theoretical and practical perspectives and provides participants with the foundation needed to organize, plan, and implement economic development programs. Expert instructors will cover trends, strategies, and the core tools of the trade. The course is officially accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and counts toward the CEcD certification.

Course sessions include:

· Trends in Economic Development

· Ethical Dilemmas

· Strategic Planning

· Workforce Development

· Business Attraction and Site Selection

· Business Retention and Expansion

· Entrepreneurship

· Development Finance

· Real Estate Development

· Community Development

· Managing EDOs

Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

Additional information

  • Attendees: Economic development professionals employed by public, civic, or private development agencies and individuals new to the field.
  • Certification: The course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council and counts toward the CEcD certification for professional economic developers.

 

  • Chapel Hill, NC
    August 1 - 4, 2022
    UNC School of Government
    Knapp-Sanders Building
    400 South Rd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    View Scholarship Information

    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before July 24, 2022 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after July 25, 2022, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    View Hotel Information

    Below you will find information for 3 hotel blocks available in the area. 

    Hampton Inn & Suites Carrboro 

    A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Carrboro with a rate of $119.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online visit www.chapelhillcarrborosuites.hamptoninn.com and use Group Code BED. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-969-6988, press 0 and provide the Group Name "Basic Economic Development". To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than July 10, 2022

     

    Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill 

    A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill with a rate of $104.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online visit chapelhillsuites.hamptoninn.com and use Group Code “BED”. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-403-8700, press 0 and provide the Group Name “Basic Economic Developement". To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than July 14, 2022

     

    Holiday Inn Express 

    A block of rooms has been set up at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a rate of $99.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online please click the link Basic Economic Developement   To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-489-7555 and provide the name Group Code "BAS”. To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than July 14, 2022

    $675.00
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
BEDC Tentative Agenda (pdf, 198 KB)
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Jennifer Fulton

Program Associate, Leadership Group
919.962.3609
Albert and Gladys Coates Distinguished Term Professor of Public Administration and Government