True South Basic Economic Development Course

September 21 - 24, 2015 

Hattiesburg, Miss.

An introductory course exposing participants to the fundamentals and practice of creating jobs, increasing wealth, improving the tax base, and enhancing a community’s quality-of-life. This course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council. It fulfills one of the prerequisites for those who wish to take the examinations for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation. 

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About Basic Economic Development Courses: 

Providing a solid foundation for entry-level economic development practitioners, Basic Economic Development Courses (BEDC) serve as the equivalent to IEDC's  Introduction to Economic Development course course in preparation for the IEDC certification exam.

Accreditation by IEDC ensures that each BEDC covers subject areas determined to be the core building blocks in any economic development organization. These courses are run independently from IEDC and independently from one another. If you would like more information or would like to register, please use the given contact for each course for more detailed information.