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For decades, Georgia Tech has provided professional development training courses to serve economic development. Today, these courses are available through Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, managed by the Center for Economic Development Research. Let us launch your career as a nationally-recognized, professional economic developer!

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.