Basic Economic Development

This course is sponsored by Duke Energy.

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.

 

 

 

 

Tuition: $650.

 

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, August 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.

 

A block of rooms located at Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill at the Federal Gov. Rate of $118.00/night.

Reservations must be made prior to 7/8/18

Reservations may be made by calling the Hotel directly at: 1-919-883-0700 Toll Free at: 1-800-321-2211

Guest must ask for the Basic Economic Development 2018 when they call in. 

 This hotel also has a shuttle to assist with getting guest to and from the School.

  • Chapel Hill, NC
    July 30 - August 2, 2018
    3330 Knapp-Sanders
    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, August 1, September 1 and December 1.
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before July 15, 2018 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before July 22, 2018 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after July 22, 2018. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School’s cancellation policy.

    $650

    $650.00
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:

Carla Stowe

Program Manager
919.843.8176
Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government