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ED101 Community Economic Development Principles, Practices and Strategies

Look at the theoretical base and practical applications of community economic development and learn to define it. Understand the goals, guiding principles, and measures of success; examine costs versus benefits of projects; and understand the multiplier effect, capital leakage, and the difference between basic and non-basic industries. Find out what is involved in making distinctions among strategies aimed at affecting the supply versus demand for labor, and how to make informed choices about the use of tools such as business incubators, loan funds, targeted real estate projects, and job training programs. Includes case studies, lectures, and a site visit to a local economic development project. First required course to obtain a professional certificate in Community Economic Development.

Course Length: 2 Days

Tuition: $710

Course counts toward a professional certificate (PCP): Yes