The first step toward professional certification by the International Economic Development Council is the Basic Economic Development Course, which provides vital training to boost economic development at the local, regional or state level. The course serves a variety of professionals including local elected officials, government agency staff members, business leaders, community leaders and volunteers, and chamber of commerce or economic development organizations and their staff. Based on decades of experience providing valuable insights into economic development, the Basic Economic Development Course provides the fundamental concepts, tools and skills necessary to be successful in today’s political, economic or business environments. The interactive workshop format is designed to produce immediate and tangible benefits for those seeking to improve job performance and economic development success. The four day, in-depth training covers a breadth and depth of topics to increase both knowledge and efficiency.

Economic Development


Funding Options: DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types: Online Face-to-Face Blended Online Instructor-Led
Category Course # Course Title Description Division
Basic Economic Development EDP100 Basic Economic Development Course
Economic development as practiced today is complex and competitive. Training is usually required in order to gain a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals involved. The Basic Economic Development Course is fully accredited by the International Economic Development Council and fulfills the experience requirement for admission to the Economic Development Institute.
The Basic Economic Development Course is a three-plus day intensive training program. It is open to career staff practitioners and volunteers with an interest in the operation of private and public industrial and economic development organizations.
To register for this course please go to the Texas Economic Development Council website or contact the Texas Economic Development Council at (512) 480-8432. Show less
Economic development as practiced today is complex and competitive. Training is usually required in order to gain a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals involved. The Basic Economic Development Course is fully accredited by the International Economic Development Council and fulfills the… Show more
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Economic Development

Lisa Mutchler

Economic Development Director

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (979) 363-0737

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