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.    

 

 

 

 

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, July 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

Guests must reference Basic Economic Development 2018 when they call in. 

 This hotel has a shuttle to assist with transporting guests 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, July 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.
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     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. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a rom 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 "Basic Economic Development". To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than July 15, 2018. A hotel shuttle is available for transportation to the School of Government.

     

    The Courtyard by Marriott

    A block of rooms has been set up at the Courtyard by Marriott with a rate of $118. USD per 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

    Guests must reference Basic Economic Development 2018 when they call in. 

    This hotel has a shuttle to assist with transporting guests to and from the School.

    $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