Take advantage of these economic development courses
University of South Florida’s 41st Basic Economic Development Course
The Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools, and skills needed to be successful in today’s political, economic and business environment. The BEDC will provide the participant with a comprehensive understanding of the keys of successful economic development. For those new to the profession, the BEDC is the first step toward professional certification by the IEDC. This Course also has AICP Accreditation. Learn more about the course.
Earn your IEDC Accreditation Credits
It’s also not too early to consider the Managing Economic Development Organizations course in Orlando on October 5-6, 2017. Make your plans now!
Economic Development 101 presented by the North Florida Economic Development Partnership
The North Florida Economic Development Academy (EDA) is designed to provide a basic understanding of the concepts and methods of Economic Development, and to help local communities build stronger community sales teams who are better able to recognize, prepare for, and respond to opportunities.
Participants will walk away with an understanding of the rules and roles that guide the development process, ethical considerations, and critical best practices. The EDA adds valuable information to the Developer’s Toolkit as it helps volunteers build on existing skills to enable a more critical approach to problem solving, project development, community development, and team building – all necessary components for sustainable, vibrant communities.
The EDA, recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to economic development, offers sound development principles, encourages team building, and offers helpful ideas on how to prepare, so when opportunity arrives, you are ready.
For more information on how to bring this program to your area contact: Jeff Hendry, firstname.lastname@example.org