Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

Description:  Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development. July 29 - 30, 2021 In this interactive course, participants will gain a thorough knowledge of business stages and how to provide support and financial resources addressed specifically to their needs The course will help participants develop a deep appreciation for the unique needs and challenges of minority and…

Economic Development Strategic Planning

Description:  Economic Development Strategic Planning. August 12 - 13, 2021 This highly interactive course lets participants work in small teams to help understand the complexity of strategic planning and its challenges. Economic developers must build consensus among board members, stakeholders and the community as a whole, creating a unified vision for the future. Learn techniques to…

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies

Description:  Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies. August 26 - 27, 2021 This multi-faceted course explores the core aspects of entrepreneurial and small business development including value-add partnerships, technical assistance programs, financing, business incubation and more. Entrepreneurs and small businesses stimulate job creation, develop crucial innovations in both products and services and promote the diversification of…

Workforce Development Strategies

Description:  Workforce Development Strategies. August 31 - September 1, 2021 Skilled workers are the backbone of a productive and efficient economy. This versatile course explains the strong relationship between economic and workforce development through case studies, practical examples, and current research. Course participants will learn what programs currently leverage federal, state, and local financial resources to…

Economic Development Credit Analysis

Description:  Economic Development Credit Analysis. September 15 - 17, 2021 This hands-on course presents business financing tools and available private financing options, as well as how the public sector can complement bank financing. You will learn how to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs and increased productivity. Course…

Business Retention and Expansion

Description:  Business Retention and Expansion. September 30 - October 1, 2021 This interactive course presents the core components of a BRE program and why the concerns of local businesses need to be actively addressed. By building an understanding of business visitation techniques and survey methods, practitioners will be able to clearly gauge their community's business climate.…