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Economic Development Course Agenda

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 MONDAY | TUESDAY | WEDNESDAY | THURSDAY | FRIDAY 

 *Schedule may be subject to change

 JANUARY 12, 2015: MONDAY
   9:00  Registration
 10:00  Welcome and Course Overview
 10:45  Introduction to Economic Development
 12:00  Lunch with the State: Office of Community and Rural Affairs
   1:30  Managing Economic Development Organizations
   3:30  Break
   3:45  Professional Ethics
   6:00  Adjourn
 JANUARY 13, 2015: TUESDAY
   7:15  Horizon Center: Continental Breakfast
   8:00  Marketing and Attraction
 10:00  Break
 10:15  Strategic Planning 
 12:15  Lunch
  1:30  Analyze and Profile a Local Economy
  2:30  Break
  2:45  Site Selection Game
  6:00  Adjourn
 JANUARY 14, 2015: WEDNESDAY
   7:15  Horizon Center: Continental Breakfast
   8:00  Business Retention and Expansion
 10:00  Break
 10:15  Economic Development Finance
 12:15  Lunch with the State: USDA-Rural Development
   1:45  Workforce Development
   3:45  Break
   4:00  Community/Neighborhood Development
   6:00  Adjourn
 JANUARY 15 2015: THURSDAY
   7:15  Horizon Center: Continental Breakfast
   8:00  Site Selection and Business Location
   9:30  Break
   9:45  Real Estate Development and Reuse
 11:45  Lunch with the State: Indiana Economic Development Corporation
   1:15  Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development
   3:15  Break
   3:30  EDTalks
   5:15  Break
   5:30  Class Picture
   6:00  Horizon Center: T.G.I.T Party
 JANUARY 16, 2015: FRIDAY
   7:15  Horizon Center: Full Breakfast
   8:00  Perspectives on the Local Economy
   9:15  Break
   9:30  Putting the Pieces Together and Professional Development
 10:30  Graduation Ceremony
 11:00  Adjourn
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Do you have questions about the agenda or course content? Contact Brian Blackford, Building Better Communities' Education and Training Director.

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