Course Curriculum

The course curriculum is both theoretical and practical in order to give the participants the tools to successfully implement their economic development strategy. The presentations will be to the point and include practical application case with ample time for questions and discussion.

The topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Economic Development
  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Real Estate Development & Reuse
  • Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies
  • Finance
  • Managing the Economic Development Organization
  • Marketing & Attraction
  • Strategic Planning
  • Redevelopment
  • Workforce Development
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Community & Neighborhood Development
  • Ethics