Economic Development Finance Programs

Description: Economic Development Finance Programs The core objective of this analytical course is to explain the financial tools used to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs, increased productivity and improvement in the local tax base. Specifically, the course will review current debt, equity, grant and incentive-based financing…

Economic Development Marketing and Attraction

Description: Economic Development Marketing and Attraction The core objective of this analytical course is to explain the financial tools used to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs, increased productivity and improvement in the local tax base. Specifically, the course will review current debt, equity, grant and incentive-based…

Real Estate Development and Reuse

Description:  Real Estate Development and Reuse. July 15 - 16, 2021 This course clearly articulates the eight stage process for real estate development and reuse. Specifically, course participants will learn the fundamentals of market and site analysis, financial feasibility, and what political considerations are required to move a development project from conception to realization. Additionally,…

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…