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AEDCE – Mid-South Economic Development Course

April 4, 2022 - April 7, 2022


AEDCE – Mid-South Economic Development Course 4/4/2022 – 4/7/2022

The Mid-South Basic Economic Development Course (MSBEDC) focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools, and skills needed to be successful in today’s economic, business, and political environment. The MSBEDC offers a general survey of community & economic development by focusing primarily on strategies and practices. It is an intensive introduction to the fundamentals of economic development that prepares participants to help their communities meet the competitive challenges they face in fostering economic advancement.

The Mid-South Basic Economic Development Course (MSBEDC) is designed for community leaders who participate in the process of community economic development at all scales–local, regional, state, and federal. The course includes elected officials, government agency staff, planners, utility and transportation personnel, business leaders, real estate developers, other community volunteers, educators, and chamber or economic development organization professionals and their staff. This rich blend of participants is one of the many benefits of the course.

Topics to include:

  • Business Expansion & Retention
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing/Attraction
  • Economic Development Finance
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship Development
  • Community/Neighborhood Development
  • Real Estate Development and Reuse
  • Workforce Development
  • Managing Economic Development Organizations
  • Economic Development Ethics
  • Site Selection Experience

Accredited by the:

This course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council, the nation’s largest membership organization for economic developers. IEDC’s mission is to provide leadership and excellence in economic development for communities and IEDC’s members and partners to build economically strong, sustainable communities. The course serves as the equivalent of IEDC’s “Introduction to Economic Development,” and therefore may be applied toward requirements to sit for the Certified Economic Developers (CEcD) exam. For more details, please visit the IEDC website at www.iedconline.org or phone 201.223.7800


Location: AR

Keywords: Economic Development Workshop


April 4, 2022
April 7, 2022
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