Essentials of Economic Development

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Does your community have the ingredients to stimulate investment and to create jobs and wealth in an uncertain economy?

This one-day workshop covers promising strategies and tools for promoting economic development in the face of tight budgets and tough economic conditions.



Program Topics:

  • An Overview of Economic Development: Trends and Strategies
  • Building an Effective Economic Development Program
  • North Carolina Economic Development Toolbox
  • Best Practices and Opportunities in your Region

Essentials of Economic Development is designed to help local officials understand the fundamentals of economic development in the current economic climate. The workshop will help participants understand what is required to attract and support private investment in their communities. Participants will examine various economic development strategies and tools and consider how local governments in partnership with the nonprofit and private sectors, can help facilitate the process of creating jobs and wealth.

This course is offered periodically.
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Scholarship Information:
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.

Faculty Coordinators

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Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government
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Associate Professor of Public Law and Government and Development Finance Initiative Director
2016 Essentials of Economic Development Agenda
Jonathan Q. Morgan
June, 2014
For questions regarding course details, please contact the program manager.

Faculty Coordinator

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Program Manager
For questions regarding course content, please contact the faculty coordinator.

Faculty Coordinator

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Associate Professor of Public Administration and Government
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