MN Economic Development Foundation Offers 50% Scholarships for all IEDC Professional Development Courses

After unprecedented enrollment in the Upper Midwest Basic Economic Development Course the past 2 years, the MN Economic Development Foundation is committed to keeping up the momentum for excellence in economic development in Minnesota!  The Foundation is offering 50% scholarships to Minnesota economic development professionals for the two- and three-day professional development courses offered by the International Economic Development Council.   The courses are virtual in 2021, so there is no need to worry about travel or travel-related costs.  

The courses include all Core and Elective Courses needed for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification and the new Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development certification.

  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Economic Development Credit Analysis
  • Real Estate Development and Reuse
  • Economic Development Finance
  • Economic Development Marketing and Attraction
  • Economic Development Strategic Planning
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Exporting
  • Managing Economic Development Organizations
  • Neighborhood Development Strategies
  • Technology-Led Economic Development
  • Workforce Development Strategies
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development (ELEDI)
  • Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development (ELEDII)

Register using this fillable PDF form  from the International Economic Development Council - be sure to select the scholarship pricing.  Email the form to Katie Krieger at  You will automatically receive the early IEDC member rate ($505 for a two-day course and $615 for a three-day course), which will be discounted by 50%.  You will be responsible for $252.50 for a two-day course or $307.50 for a three-day course.