Attend IEDC’s Neighborhood Development Strategies course in New Orleans, February 7-8

Attend IEDC’s Neighborhood Development Strategies course in New Orleans, February 7-8

International Economic Development Council

Sharpen your knowledge of neighborhood development strategies in the heart of one of the most complex neighborhood development movements currently taking place in the country. The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) offers hands-on training with its Neighborhood Development Strategies course, February 7-8, in post-Katrina New Orleans. The second day of the course offers a special panel on neighborhood development issues, strategies, and plans taking place throughout New Orleans!

Instructors Diane Lupke, CEcD, FM, and President of Lupke & Associates, Inc. and Corky Neale, Director of Innovation and Research, RISE Foundation, will provide strategic insight throughout this course with their knowledge and expertise of neighborhood development and redevelopment. This Neighborhood Development Strategies course focuses on how neighborhood groups and economic development organizations can use economic development strategies to combat the challenges facing distressed neighborhoods. The course outlines the unique issues facing these neighborhoods and suggests problem-solving approaches to address local needs. It defines the major neighborhood actors, their objectives, and strategies for development. Register today!

This course is one in a series of IEDC course offerings. Core Courses include:

• Introduction to Economic Development
• Business Retention & Expansion
• Economic Development Credit & Analysis
• Real Estate Development & Reuse

Elective Courses include:

• Economic Development Finance Programs
• Economic Development Marketing & Attraction
• Economic Development Strategic Planning
• Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies

Candidates for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam must complete a minimum of 4 core courses and 2 electives to be eligible to take the exam. Visit for the 2008 course calendar and Guide to Professional Development.

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For more information contact:

Janelle Shellenhamer
International Economic Development Council
734 15th St. NW Suite 900
DC 20005

Phone: (202)223-7800
Fax: (202)223-4745
Email: [email protected]

Posted January 23, 2008

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