Introduction to Economic Development Training Class Coming to OKC this August 13-15

Introduction to Economic Development Training Class Coming to OKC this August 13-15

International Economic Development Council

Introduction to Economic Development
This course is conducted in partnership with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
Date: August 13-15, 2012
Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Register before Monday, July 2 and save with our Early Registration Rates

This course meets the professional development requirements for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam. CEcDs earn recertification credits for participation.

This comprehensive training course will introduce the economic development profession to highly-engaged participants both young and old. Economic developers use a number of financing and development tools to ensure a healthy local economy, from helping small businesses grow to leading large real estate development projects. Learn how economic development strategies can be structured to encourage local and regional development and advance your community's growth potential. This course emphasizes theoretical and practical perspectives on economic development and provides participants with the skills needed to organize, plan, and implement economic growth initiatives. Those new to economic development are encouraged to take this course first as an overview of the field's key activities.

This course covers:
• Economic development credit analysis
• Business retention and expansion
• Real estate development and reuse
• Strategic planning
• Marketing and business attraction
• Entrepreneurial and small business development
• Neighborhood development strategies
• Technology-led economic development
• Workforce development and training
• Ethics in economic development

Our Expert Instructors:

Timothy A. Burg, CEcD
Executive Director and CEO
Shawnee Economic Development Foundation

Wayne Embree
Vice President of Entrepreneur Services

Kate McEnroe
Kate McEnroe Consulting

Josh O'Brien
Director of Entrepreneurial Development
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber/i2E

Catherine O'Connor
President and CEO
Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City

Sandy Pratt, CEcD, FM
Pratt Group, Inc.

Audrey Taylor
Chabin Concepts

David Thomison
Vice President of Investments

Roy Williams
President and CEO
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Posted June 11, 2012

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