Register now for the 2020 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course!

Jan 9, 2020 | News, Newsletter

The Ohio Basic Economic Development Course is an intensive training experience for economic development practitioners, community leaders, local government officials and others committed to building healthy economies for their communities. The course is appropriate both for people who are new to the economic development profession as well as those more experienced who are seeking a refresher on basic practices and principles.

The Basic Course covers essential basic skills necessary for a successful economic development professional and is taught by experienced practitioners from Ohio and the nation.

The course meets for four days; April 28 – May 1, 2020.  The location chosen for the 2020 course is the Columbus Marriott Northwest, 5605 Blazer Pkwy., Dublin, OH 43017.

The Basic Course covers essential basic skills necessary for a successful economic development professional taught by experienced practitioners from Ohio and the nation, including:

  • Community Preparedness
  • Strategic Planning
  • Community and Neighborhood Development
  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Business Attraction & Site Development
  • Managing Economic Development Organizations
  • Economic Development Finance & Incentives
  • Ethics
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Workforce and Talent
  • Advanced Location Marketing
  • Your Community’s Competitive Advantages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE OHIO BEDC OFFERS:

  • Skilled instruction that provides practitioners and community leaders with a base of knowledge for making informed decisions on economic vitality
  • Accreditation for practitioners seeking to establish professionalism in the field•Networking with course faculty and participants, giving you important state and national contacts within the economic development community
  • “Insider” knowledge of how to pursue economic development within Ohio and the nation
  • Training on core economic development subjects applicable to economic development positions nationwide
  • The best introduction you can have for directing economic development in your community

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

While the Ohio Basic Economic Development Course (OBEDC) is open to anyone interested in learning more about economic development, it is targeted to the working economic development professional and community leaders involved at some level in economic development for their communities.

Past participants have included:

  • Economic and community development professionals
  • Federal, state and local government officials (elected and non-elected)
  • Public utility employees
  • Community and urban planners
  • Attorneys who work with economic development projects
  • Chambers of Commerce staff and board members
  • Financial institution representatives
  • Industrial/Commercial developers

 

CLICK HERE to register.

CLICK HERE for more details about the course, including the course agenda and lodging information.

 

Payment/Refund Policy:
Payment must be received on or before the first day of the course. Registrations are refundable, less a $50 processing fee, for cancellations made by April 7, 2020. Sorry, no refunds will be given after this date. Registrations with payment pending will be responsible for full payment if cancellation is received after April 7, 2020.

 

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