January 13-17, 2014Horizon Convention CenterMuncie, Indiana
Are you new to economic development? Does your job require you to have a good understanding of economic development or to make decisions that affect the economic development of your community?Offered annually, our weeklong Indiana Economic Development Course—known to many as "The Academy"—offers intensive training in the basic concepts, methods, and strategies of economic, industrial, business, and community development. It is a comprehensive educational experience in the theory and practice of economic development. This course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Successful completion of the course qualifies participants for admission to the Economic Development Institute, a program also accredited by IEDC. Course Curriculum A diverse and experienced faculty of practitioners and academicians covers the key elements of economic development. The curriculum, shared by 19 courses across the country, is augmented by state- and region-specific subject matter. The core curriculum covers the following:
Other topics for the course include:
You may download the full 2012 agenda here.
For further program information, please see our 2013 information sheet or contact Rose Wright, Building Better Communities project/financial specialist, at 765-285-1628.
When: January 13-17, 2014Where: The Horizon Convention Center, 401 South High Street, Muncie, IN 47305Cost: $695
If you would like to be notified when registration opens for the 2014 offering of this course, please fill out this form . Space in this course is extremely limited. Completion of this form does not guarantee your participation and you will still be required to complete a 2014 registration form.
Course Sponsors Indiana Economic Development Corp. Duke Energy CenturyLink Hoosier Energy Indiana Michigan Power Indiana Municipal Power Agency NIPSCO/NiSourceVectren Wabash Valley
The Indiana EDC is accredited by the International Economic Development Council which accredits a number of Basic Economic Development Courses (BEDC) that provide the foundation for entry-level economic development practitioners, allied professionals, community leaders, and volunteers. The Indiana EDC and other EDC/BEDCs serve as the equivalent to IEDC’s Introduction to Economic Development Course for those interested in the CEcD Certification through IEDC. For information on other basic economic development courses accredited by the IEDC, please see its Web site.
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