IEDC Offering Training Course in Conjunction with 2016 Annual Conference

IEDC Offering Training Course in Conjunction with 2016 Annual Conference

Thursday September 22, 2016
Location: Cleveland, OH

In conjunction with the IEDC 2016 Annual conference, we are offering a training course in neighborhood development strategies with experienced instructors and a full schedule of current topics. While taking advantage of this opportunity, you can also get the full Cleveland experience with pre-conference events including a walking tour and bowling at the local lanes. Rock with IEDC in Cleveland for this upcoming training course and the Annual Conference as well.

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Date: Sept. 22 - 23, 2016

Location: Cleveland, OH

The 2016 IEDC Annual Conference is sure to be full of learning opportunities, but if you are looking to make the most of your time, come to Cleveland a little early and register for our training course in neighborhood development strategies. In this course, you’ll learn new facets of economic development theory through case studies. Combined, our course instructors have decades of experience. Bring new ideas to your community.  Register now for this professional development training course.

About the Course:
This practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to complement current neighborhood development theory. Participants will learn how to identify the major neighborhood actors, their objectives, and strategies for redevelopment, in addition to understanding the process for creating a strategic economic development plan to meet the neighborhood development goals. Specifically, this course will examine social capital (e.g., linkages, networks, talent, etc.), environmental capital (e.g., stewardship, residual management, etc.) and economic capital (e.g., investment and reinvestment) facing distressed neighborhoods and offer solutions to address local needs.

Course Highlights:

• Asset creation, wealth creation, and enterprise development & expansion

• Housing development, real estate speculation, and tax-base stabilization

• Public and private sector role in combating inner city unemployment

• Examining historical and current neighborhood trends

• Performing leakage assessments and gap analyses

• Aligning strategic plans for multiple neighborhood groups

• Understanding the underserved needs for banking and grocery

• Working with media to share success stories


Diane Lupke, CEcD, FM


Lupke & Associates, Inc.

Ms. Diane Lupke, CEcD, FM is President of Lupke & Associates, Inc., Consultants in Community Economic Development. Lupke & Associates, Inc. is a consulting firm specializing in market-based solutions for communities in economic transition. Since its founding in 1990, Ms. Lupke, her Associations, and Staff have helped more than 100 communities to identify niche opportunities, build consensus, and transform lagging economies with “new economy” methods. Ms. Lupke is an authority on the use of enterprise zones and other special tools for development, and she has twenty-five years experience in designing and implementing development strategies.

Mark Barbash, FM


Mark Barbash Economic Development Consulting

Mark Barbash is Executive Vice President / Strategic Initiatives for Finance Fund, a nonprofit CDFI economic development corporation that provides financing for community and economic development projects throughout Ohio. Mark has over 30 years of economic development experience, having served in the public sector at the local, state and federal levels, and in the private sector focusing on real estate and business development, and development financing.

Terri Reed Cutright


Terri Reed Cutright & Associates LLC

Terri R. Cutright was the Executive Director of Main Street Morgantown (MSM) from April 1990 through December 2014. Morgantown was a winner of the Great American Main Street Award in 1998, National Trust for Historic Preservation Dozen Distinctive Destinations 2007 and is the most decorated Main Street program in West Virginia. She has also served, as a consultant on the Lake City and Berthoud CO, Whitewater WI, Durham, New Hampshire, Frostburg, MD, Martinsburg, Ripley, and Harper’s Ferry, WV resource teams. She also has assisted the State program in New Town selection and training since 1996. Because of her outreach work Terri was awarded the West Virginia Main Street Award in 1996, 97, 98 and 1999.

Accommodations/Training Location:

Westin Cleveland Downtown

777 Saint Clair Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone: (888) 627-8085

Posted August 5, 2016

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