Basic Economic Development

This four-day 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 and counts toward the CEcD certification.    

 

 

 

 

Community Development Block Grant funds (specifically, administration funds) can be used to pay for attendance to this program. Check with your CDBG program administrator on the availability of funding in your jurisdiction. Non-entitlement communities can contact the Division of Community Assistance of the NC Department of Commerce to determine whether they have open CDBG projects with available funds.
The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.

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
    July 29 - August 1, 2019
    Knapp Sanders Building
    400 South Road
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    View Scholarship Information
    Community Development Block Grant funds (specifically, administration funds) can be used to pay for attendance to this program. Check with your CDBG program administrator on the availability of funding in your jurisdiction. Non-entitlement communities can contact the Division of Community Assistance of the NC Department of Commerce to determine whether they have open CDBG projects with available funds.
    The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before July 21, 2019 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after July 22, 2019, 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

    Hampton Inn & Suites Carrboro at $109 /night

    Reservations can be made online or by contacting the hotel directly at 919-969-6988. Guests can mention the group code "BED" or "Basic Economic Development" prior to July 5th to receive the discounted rate.

     

    Holiday Inn Express – Basic Economic Development

    A block of rooms has been set up at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a rate of $84.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online please click the link Basic Economic Development

    To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-489-7555 and provide the name Group Code "BED”. To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than July 12, 2019.

    $650.00
    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

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

Toogie Hampton

Program Management Team Lead, Leadership Group
919.843.6518
Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government