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Upcoming IEDC Training Course: Economic Development Strategic Planning

International Economic Development Council
Alexandria, VA

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Training Course: Economic Development Strategic Planning

Date: March 23 - 24, 2017

Location: Denver, Colorado

Member rate: $630, After March 10, $650

Nonmember rate: $780, After March 10, $800

CEcD Exam: Elective

This highly interactive course lets participants work in small teams to help understand the complexity of strategic planning and its challenges. Economic developers must build consensus among board members, stakeholders and the community as a whole, creating a unified vision for the future. Learn techniques to build consensus among stakeholders who represent different values and interests. Also, participants will learn the quantitative techniques used to better understand their community including: location quotients, shift share, input-output and cluster analyses.

Course Highlights:

• Stakeholder analysis, structuring participation, planning fundamentals
• Consensus building, group facilitation and conflict
• Defining geography, competitive advantage and SWOT
• Determining vision, mission, goals and objectives
See them all.


Jim Damicis
Senior Vice President
Camoin Associates

Why Jim?

  • Experienced. More than 25 years of experience in public policy research and analysis

  • Creator. Prior to merging with Camoin Associates, Damicis built PolicyOne Research into a successful research and analysis firm.

  • Leader. Jim is a member of IEDC's Economic Development Research Partners (EDRP) and Current Chair of Northeastern Economic Development Association. See full bio.

Teresa Nortillo, CEcD
Vice President of Business Development and Consulting Services
StateBook International

Why Teresa?

  • Adaptable. From public to private sector, before joining StateBook, Nortillo has held positions with the United States Senate and Big 4 firm EY.

  • Results driven. When with the Kansas Department of Commerce, she managed and closed over $1b in capital investment projects resulting in over 20,000 jobs.

  • Certified. Nortillo earned the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation in 2002. See full bio.

Jon Roberts
TIP Strategies, Inc.

Why Jon?

  • Thought Leader. Jon has written papers national economic development strategy and the future of jobs, articles on economic development marketing, and written editorials for major newspapers

  • Entrepreneur. Not only an economic development strategy expert, he also founded a mountain bike company.

  • Collaborator. Anyone who's taken a course with Jon knows it: he values discussion and participant feedback. See full bio.

Accommodations/Training Location:

The Curtis DoubleTree by Hilton
1405 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
Published on:
March 9, 2017 - 10:55am
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