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Assistance Available for Hamline's Economic Development Certificate Program

Are you interested in enhancing your knowledge and understanding of economic development tools? Becoming confident in the creation, negotiation, and enforcement of development agreements?  Have the opportunity to network with community leaders and officials?

Hamline's Economic Development Certificate program examines the economic development process from both government agency and private sector perspectives, and will give up the necessary critical knowledge and skills to succeed. The Minnesota Economic Development Foundation is pleased to announce there are funds available to support EDAM members who are interested in pursuing this opportunity.  The deadline to be considered for a MNEDF scholarship for the Hamline program is Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Program Overview
Certificate classes meet at Hamline's Minneapolis location. All students must complete 90 hours of training in seven monthly sessions over an eight-month period. Students who complete the Economic Development coursework receive a certificate from the Hamline University School of Business Public Administration program and eight continuing studies credits. The cost for the program is $2,950 (meals included), payable in three installments in November, January, and May.

The class meets one Thursday each month from 2 to 8 p.m. and the following Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dinner on Thursday and continental breakfast and lunch on Friday are included.

Classes meet on the following dates:
Session 1: November 15-16, 2018
Session 2: January 17-18, 2019
Session 3: February 14-15, 2019
Session 4: March 14-15, 2019
Session 5: April 18-19, 2019
Session 6: May 16-17, 2019
Session 7: June 13-14, 2019

Learn more about the Economic Development Certificate program
The deadline to register for this program is October 31, 2018.  

In order to be considered for a MNEDF scholarship, please indicate you are an EDAM member by checking the box on the program registration page. The amount of individual scholarships will  depend upon the level of EDAM member participation.

If you have questions regarding this scholarship opportunity, please contact Leslie Dingmann (

About the Minnesota Economic Development Foundation
The Minnesota Economic Development Foundation is a501 (c) 3 private non-profit corporation formed for the purpose of building stronger Minnesota communities through economic development outreach, education, training and research initiatives. Learn more at

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