The Mid-South Basic Economic Development Course (MSBEDC) focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and skills needed to be successful in today's economic, business and political environment. The MSBEDC offers a general survey of community and economic development by focusing primarily on strategies and practices. It is an intensive introduction to the fundamentals of economic development that prepares participants to help their communities meet the competitive challenges they face in fostering economic advancement.
The Mid-South Basic Economic Development Course (MSBEDC) is designed for community leaders who participate in the process of community economic development at all scales–local, regional, state and federal. The course includes elected officials, government agency staff, planners, utility and transportation personnel, business leaders, real estate developers, other community volunteers, educators and chamber or economic development organization professionals and their staff. This rich blend of participants is one of the many benefits of the course.
Topics to include:
Business Expansion & Retention
Economic Development Finance
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Development
Real Estate Development and Reuse
Managing Economic Development Organizations
Economic Development Ethics
Site Selection Experience
Accredited by the:
This course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council, the nation's largest membership organization for economic developers. IEDC's mission is to provide leadership and excellence in economic development for communities and IEDC's members and partners to build economically strong, sustainable communities. The course serves as the equivalent of IEDC's "Introduction to Economic Development," and therefore may be applied toward requirements to sit for the Certified Economic Developers (CEcD) exam. For more details, please visit the IEDC website at www.iedconline.org or phone 201.223.7800.