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Basic Economic Development Course
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Who Should Attend?
Economic developers, public officials, and others involved in economic development who want and intensive "basic" overview of economic development concepts, methods, strategies and practices.

What will be covered:
  • What is economic development and what is the role of an economic developer.
  • Managing a local economic development organization.
  • Ethics
  • Growing from within - small business development & entrepreneurship.
  • Marketing & attraction
  • Community & neighborhood development
  • Strategic planning for economic development
  • Workforce Development
  • Business Finance
  • Real estate development & reuse

About the Course:
Graduation from the Basic Development Course fulfills one of the prerequisites for those who wish to pursue the Certified Economic Developer Designation (CEcD) through the IEDC.

The Basic Economic Development Course is designed to provide an understanding of the basic concepts, theories, methods and practice will be taught by professionals who have earned the CEcD designation and members of the University of Wisconsin Extension Center for Community and Economic Development. The course will begin mid afternoon on Monday and end at 2:30 pm on Thursday. In order to receive full IEDC certification credit for this course and a certificate indicating course completion, participants must attend the entire course and stay through the final session on the last day. Please make travel plans accordingly.

and the Wisconsin Economic Development Association.

 

2017 Basic Economic Development Course
September 11 - 14, 2017
University of Wisconsin - Extension Pyle Center
Madison, WI

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Past Courses
 
2016 Basic Economic Development Course
September 12-15, 2016
University of Wisconsin - Extension Pyle Center
Madison, WI


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2015 Basic Economic Development Course
September 8 - 11, 2015
University of Wisconsin - Extension Pyle Center
Madison, WI

 

2014 Basic Economic Development Course
September 8 - 11, 2014
University of Wisconsin - Extension Pyle Center
Madison, WI
 
2013 Basic Economic Development Course
September 9 - 12, 2013
UW-Extension Pyle Center · Madison, WI
 
2012 Basic Economic Development Course
September 10 - 13, 2012
UW-Extension Pyle Center · Madison, WI



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