UPPER MIDWEST BASIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COURSE
July 15 • 9:00 AM - July 19 • 12:00 PM
Great River Energy
12300 Elm Creek Blvd
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This course provides intensive training in the basic concepts, methods and strategies of local economic development. It is designed for those new to the field, as well as those seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills. A diverse and experienced faculty provide a blend of theory and practice during the five-day course.
Participants will study the core building blocks of economic development, including:
- Business Retention & Expansion
- Finance for Economic Development
- Marketing & Business Attraction
- Strategic Planning
- Community and Neighborhood Revitalization
- Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse
- Workforce Development
- Infrastructure and utilities
- Small Business & Entrepreneurship
- Managing Economic Development Organizations
The course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Graduation from the BEDC fulfills one of the prerequisites for those who wish to pursue the Certified Economic Developer designation (CEcD) through lEDC. For more information on IEDC and certification, visit www.iedconline.org.
Cost & Scholarships
$500, includes Introduction to Economic Development, published by International Economic Development Council.
A limited number of scholarships will be available for Minnesota residents. Scholarship applications are due Thursday, May 30, and recipients will be notified by June 10. If a student registers and is unable to attend due to the lack of a scholarship, they will receive a refund for their tuition.
Apply at www.mnedf.org.
Cancellation: Cancellations must be received by Friday, June 28 to receive a refund.
Course Location & Hotel
Participants will enjoy the comfortable, light-filled spaces at Great River Energy’s LEED Platinum Certified Corporate headquarters.
Hotel: Book a special $140/night rate at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites (11801 Fountains Way N, Maple Grove, MN 55369). A hotel shuttle is available daily between the hotel and Great River Energy; participants may also choose a 5-10 minute walk.
Room Block Deadline: Monday, June 24, 2019
Book online for discounted rate
The Upper Midwest BEDC is sponsored by the Minnesota Economic Development Foundation