Upper Midwest Basic Economic Development Course

July 17 – 21, 2017

Upper Midwest Basic Economic Development Course

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
  • Marketing/Attraction
  • Economic Development Finance
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development
  • Community/Neighborhood Development
  • Real Estate Development and Reuse
  • Workforce Development
  • Managing Economic Development Organizations

Registration Information

Course Schedule:
View the 2016 Agenda – 2017 will be similar

For more information:
Email umdced@d.umn.edu

Cost of Course:
$600 per participant.

Registration Deadline:
June 30 2017

(after this date you will need email umdced@d.umn.edu to inquire about late registration)

Scholarships may be available:
The Minnesota Economic Development Foundation (MNEDF)


Hotel: Holiday Inn & Suites – 200 W First St., Duluth, MN
Phone Reservations: 218-722-1202
Online Reservations: www.holidayinn.com/duluthmn
Group Code: UMB
Rate: $119.00
Note: All registrants are responsible for the booking and payment of their rooms.