Upper Midwest Basic Economic Development Course
July 22-26, 2013
Join us at the University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development in Duluth, Minnesota during the peak summer tourism season for a truly unique economic development educational program: The Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC)
The Upper Midwest Economic Development Course is a comprehensive educational experience on the theory and practice of economic development fundamentals and is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). It fulfills the first prerequisites for those who wish to take the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) Examination. Join some of the nation's most knowledgeable and respected finance and economic development leaders, network with colleagues, and enjoy all Duluth has to offer!
The Basic Economic Development Course is designed for persons in positions related to economic development, including:
- Economic Development Professionals
- Public officials or staff engaged in economic development
- Members of local development organizations
The Basic Economic Development Course covers:
- Business Retention and Expansion
- Strategic Planning
- Economic Development Finance
- Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development
- Community/Neighborhood Development
- Real Estate Development and Reuse
- Workforce Development
- Managing Economic Development Organizations
Course Schedule: View the 2012 Agenda
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost of Course: $600 per participant.
Registration Deadline: June 28, 2013
(after this date you will need email email@example.com to inquire about late registration)
Scholarships may be available:
The Minnesota Economic Development Foundation (MNEDF) - in process of updating for 2013, current information shows 2012.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Days Inn 218-728-5141. Group Name: UMD Basic Economic Development Course at $114/night plus tax. The Days Inn is the closest hotel to UMD and is close to the Lakewalk and other attractions.