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Upper Midwest Basic Economic Development Course

 Export to Your Calendar 7/15/2019 to 7/19/2019
When: July 15, 9:00 am - July 19, 12:00 pm
Where: Great River Energy Headquarters
12300 Elm Creek Boulevard
Maple Grove, Minnesota  55369
United States
Contact: Rhea Sullivan
(952) 928-4640


Online registration is available until: 7/10/2019
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Capacity for this course is 45 students. Please submit your contact information via the REGISTER button above and scroll down on the next page to follow the steps to be added to the waiting list.

**Note: if you have applied for a scholarship but have not yet registered, please be assured that MNEDF is holding a place for you. You will be notified about the scholarship on June 10 and will be provided additional registration details at that time.
 

This course provides intensive training in the basic concepts, methods and strategies of local economic development. It is designed for those new to the field, as well as those seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills. A diverse and experienced faculty provide a blend of theory and practice during the five-day course.

Participants will study the core building blocks of economic development, including:

  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Finance for Economic Development
  • Marketing & Business Attraction
  • Strategic Planning
  • Community and Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse
  • Workforce Development
  • Infrastructure and utilities
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Economic Development Organizations
  • Ethics

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Accreditation

The course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Graduation from the BEDC fulfills one of the prerequisites for those who wish to pursue the Certified Economic Developer designation (CEcD) through lEDC.
For more information on IEDC and certification, visit www.iedconline.org.

Cost & Scholarships

$500, includes Introduction to Economic Development, published by International Economic Development Council.

A limited number of scholarships will be available for Minnesota residents. Scholarship applications are due Thursday, May 30, and recipients will be notified by June 10. If a student registers and is unable to attend due to the lack of a scholarship, they will receive a refund for their tuition.
Apply at www.mnedf.org.


Cancellation: Cancellations must be received by Friday, June 28 to receive a refund.   

 

Timeline

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 or 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (exact start time varies by day)

Friday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Course Location & Hotel

Great River Energy Campus

Participants will enjoy the comfortable, light-filled spaces at Great River Energy’s LEED Platinum Certified Corporate headquarters.

Hotel: Book a special $140/night rate at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites (11801 Fountains Way N, Maple Grove, MN 55369). A hotel shuttle is available daily between the hotel and Great River Energy; participants may also choose a 5-10 minute walk.

Room Block Deadline: Monday, June 24, 2019
Book online for discounted rate

 

Presenting Sponsor

 

The Upper Midwest BEDC is sponsored by the Minnesota Economic Development Foundation

 



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