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Basic Economic Development

The next offering of this class will be in the summer of 2020.  

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.

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 3 - 6, 2020
    UNC School of Government
    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.

    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 26, 2020 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after July 27, 2020, 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

    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 $89.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online please click the link Basic Economic DevelopementTo 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 17, 2020.

     

    Hampton Inn & Suites Carrboro – Basic Economic Developement 

    A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Carrboro with a rate of $114.00. 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 Developement". To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than July 3  2020.

     

    $670.00
    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