Sign up to attend the Indiana Economic Development Course, January 9-13, 2017!
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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 week-long 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). This course qualifies as a professional development training requirement needed to sit for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) examination. Successful completion also qualifies participants for admission to the Economic Development Institute accredited by IEDC.
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:
- Professional ethics
- Business retention and expansion
- Strategic planning
- Marketing/business attraction
- Economic development finance
- Small business and entrepreneurship development
- Community/neighborhood development
- Real estate development and reuse
- Workforce development
Other topics for the course include:
- Site selection
- Community Development
- Primacy of Place
- Data gathering and analysis
- Economic trends
- State policy and resources
Questions? Contact Brian Blackford, project manager.
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