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Dive into the heart of economic development with our Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) course! This program is  designed to enrich your understanding of cultivating a robust business community, emphasizing BR&E as a pivotal economic strategy.

Elevate your economic development game and contribute to building a thriving business community. Enrol now.


  • Strategic Planning: Learn to plan, establish, and skillfully manage a BR&E program.
  • Program Examples: Explore real-world Business Visitation Programs (BVPs), Import Replacement Programs (IRPs), and other BR&E initiatives.
  • Identifying 'Red Flags': Discover the art of recognizing and responding to critical issues or challenges faced by local businesses.
  • Creating a Supportive Environment: Understand how to foster an entrepreneurial and pro-business atmosphere.
  • Business Incubation: Delve into the concept of nurturing Home-Based Businesses (HBBs).
  • Government Roles: Uncover the essential roles of government in successful BR&E programs.
  • Resource Toolbox: Access a wealth of resources dedicated to supporting and sustaining businesses.
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