Who should attend

The Economic Development Certificate Program at Fresno State offers intensive training in the basic principles of economic development. The program’s objective is to meet the needs of individuals working in the economic development field as professionals or volunteers in both the public and private sectors. This course is designed to equip participants with the tools necessary to successfully implement economic development strategies in their communities. The program was developed to meet the needs of:

  • Business Development Professionals
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Contractors
  • Community Development Practitioners
  • Community Volunteers
  • Cooperative Extension Professionals
  • Economic Development Practitioners
  • Financial Institutions
  • Municipal, Town, County and State Governments
  • Planning and Development Agencies
  • Public Utility Representatives
  • Real Estate Professionals

and others interested in facilitating job creation, and capital investment in their community, region or state.