Basic Economic Development Course


Join the thousands of participants that have taken their first steps in a nationally-recognized economic development program! This course educates participants in the fundamentals and emerging concepts of comprehensive economic development. Over four days, you will learn from a wide-range of lecturers that prepare you and your community for success in economic development. Visit for details.


Economic Development Professional Education

Continue your training and become a Certified Economic Developer. We are a proud training partner of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Our Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) counts toward your certification and recertification as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a certification recognized nationally and internationally for creating economic developers that promote economic well-being and quality of life in their communities.