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Economic Development Training for Local Officials
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Economic Development Training for Local Officials


WEDA offers a training session specifically for local elected officials on basic economic development concepts and issues affecting Wisconsin towns, villages, cities and counties. Several trainers throughout the state are equipped to deliver the three-hour session at the convenience of the local community.
This training event is designed for your entire town or village board, city council, county board or organization’s board of directors.

The interactive presentation includes topics like:

  • What economic development is and why it is important to a community
  • Common traits of successful economic development programs
  • Establishing priorities and goals
  • Economic development incentives, resources and tools
  • Deal structure, due diligence
  • Ethics in economic development

WEDA's Local Elected Official's Training can:

  • Answer community leaders' key questions about what Economic Development professionals do and why it's important.
  • Provide a way to promote economic development to local policymakers.
  • Teach community leaders about the principles of economic development.
  • Build consensus on economic development strategies.
  • Engage local policymakers in discussions on critical issues in the context of today's economy, including your strategic plan and economic development efforts.
  • Demonstrate the value of economic development professionals to your community.
Questions or for more information, contact the WEDA office, 608-255-5666 or

To request a course for your area, please complete the form below with your date and time preference.
You will be contacted within 48 hours of the request.

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