Forty-six students from Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana attended the recent Economic Development Course at Texas A&M University. Co-sponsored by the TEEX Development Office and the Texas Economic Development Council, the 40-hour course provides the basics of economic development for employees of cities and organizations. It is fully accredited by the American Economic Development Council.
“We bring together some 25 experts from across Texas and the nation to provide the latest and best information on a wide variety of economic development topics,” said Dr. Pat Turner, director of development for TEEX.
The course, which has been offered for 33 years, included sessions on fundamentals and perspectives of economic development, preparing and presenting proposals, strategic planning, marketing and advertising, tax abatement, economic development laws, and international trade and investment.
One student commented: “This is an excellent course-a result of a lot of hard work by TEEX and an excellent resource for upcoming economic development professionals.”
The next two classes are scheduled November 7-12, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, and March 19-24, 2000, at Texas A&M University, College Station.