Upper Midwest Basic Economic Development Course

We will NOT Be Holding the 2018 Basic Economic Development Course.

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Upper Midwest Basic Economic Development CourseJoin 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

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

Cost of Course:

Phone Reservations:
Note: All registrants are responsible for the booking and payment of their rooms.