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Economic Development Training Courses


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Offered throughout the year around North America, our training courses are the leading source of education for professionals at all levels. Covering both key topics and specialized issues, courses are designed to be interactive and provide an international perspective with a focus on real life experiences, best practices, and tools you can use in your community.

Our carefully selected instructors include some of today's top experts in their fields and represent both the private and public sectors.

Check our map and schedule below and let IEDC be your partner in professional development. You can also find additional information on course manuals and fees at the bottom of the page.

 

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Core Courses

Business Retention and Expansion
» October 18-19, 2018 in Toronto, ON
» February 19-20, 2019 in Baltimore, MD
» July 18-19, 2019 in Atlanta, GA
» November 14-15, 2019 in Omaha, NE


Economic Development Credit Analysis
» April 10-12, 2019 in Washington, DC
» June 12-14, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT
» October 9-11, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN


Real Estate Development and Reuse
» November 1-2, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ
» January 30-31, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
» April 4-5, 2019 in Lansing, MI
» October 10-11, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN


Introduction to Economic Development
» March 13-15, 2019 in Toronto, ON

 

Electives

Economic Development Finance Programs
» August 14-16, 2019 in Denver, CO


Economic Development Marketing and Attraction
» October 11-12, 2018 in Calgary, AB
» December 6-7, 2018 in Atlanta, GA
» May 7-8, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN
» November 7-8, 2019 in Toronto, ON


Economic Development Strategic Planning
» March 7-8, 2019 in Phoneix, AZ
» May 9-10, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN


Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies
» October 25-26, 2018 in Chapel Hill, NC
» January 24-25, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL


Foreign Direct Investment and Exporting
» July 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2019 online


Managing Economic Development Organizations
» November 8-9, 2018 in Baltimore, MD
» June 6-7, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT
» October 31 - November 1, 2019 in Edmonton, AB


Neighborhood Development Strategies
» September 19-20, 2019 in Baltimore, MD


Technology-Led Economic Development
» March 6-7, 2019 in Vancouver, BC
» May 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2019 online


Workforce Development Strategies
» September 27-28, 2018 in Atlanta, GA
» February 21-22, 2019 in Baltimore, MD
» November 21-22, 2019 in Chapel Hill, NC

 

Course Fees

IEDC Members*

 

Early

Regular

On-site**

2-Day Course

$490

$630

$650

3-Day Course

$595

$735

$755


Non-Members

 

Early

Regular

On-site**

2-Day Course

$640

$780

$800

3-Day Course

$770

$910

$930


Full Time Student***

 

Early

Regular

On-site**

2-Day Course

$105

$125

$145

3-Day Course

$125

$145

$165


*State Economic Development Associations who have a formal Partner Agreement (MOU) with IEDC receive the IEDC member rate for their members for those courses held in their respective states.


**After the regular registration deadline, only on-site registrations will be accepted. Call (202) 223-7800 to check on availability. On-site registrations must include full payment.On-site registrants will not be included on the attendee list and will receive a certificate by mail after the event.


***Copy of current transcript required.

 

Group Discount

Organizations registering three (3) or more individuals for an IEDC course are eligible for a 10% discount off the applicable registration rate for each attendee. To take advantage of the discount, the course registrations should be submitted together using the course PDF registration form. In addition, please make note of the discount under the "payment information" portion of the registration form. If you have any questions about the group discount, please contact us at (202) 223-7800.

 

Cancellation & No-Show Policy

Refunds less a $60 cancellation fee will be issued for all cancellations received in writing to fax: (202) 223-4745 or kkrieger@iedconline.org at least 10 business days prior to the course – please allow 3-4 weeks. All registrations regardless of payment status are subject to the $60 cancellation fee. No refunds or credit transfers to a future course will be issued for cancellations received within 10 business days of the course. Telephone cancellations are not accepted. Attendee substitutions for a course may be made at any time prior to the course. Registrants who do not cancel and fail to attend a course are responsible for full payment.

 

Manuals

Each course attendee will receive a copy of the corresponding training manual as a part of the basic registration fee.

Additionally, each of the manuals is available for purchase. To order any of IEDC's manuals, visit the IEDC bookstore. If you have any questions, please contact Nye Harte at nharte@iedconline.org or (202) 942-9483.

 

Contact

For information regarding course registration and logistics, please contact Katie Krieger (202) 639-9105 or kkrieger@iedconline.org.

All other questions about IEDC training courses should be directed to Emily Bell (202) 942-9452 or ebell@iedconline.org.

 

Travel Notice :

Check your travel identification and be aware that beginning January 22, 2018, and according to the REAL ID Act, some states' driver’s licenses will not be considered valid forms of identification for travel.

Learn more about the REAL ID Act and find out if your state is compliant.

www.dhs.gov/real-id