• EDABC's Western Economic Development Course

EDABC's Western Economic Development Course

  • November 03, 2013
  • November 06, 2013
  • Sheraton Vancouver Airport
EDABC's Annual Western Economic Development Course.    

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The annual Western Economic Development Course is the premier event offering intensive training in the basic concepts, methods, and strategies of local economic development. 

A diverse and experienced faculty provides an excellent blend of theory and practice. Course content is oriented toward practical application. Whether you are new to the field or are experienced and seeking new ideas and tools you are encouraged to attend.

Course registration fee includes lunches, breaks and dinner on the Tuesday evening.

Course content includes the following (subject to changes):

  • Basics of Community and Economic Development
  • 7 Rules for a Community Success
  • Strategic Planning
  • Economic Development Marketing
  • Creating an Entrepreneurial Community
  • Managing Economic Development Organizations
  • Workforce Development
  • Economic Development Ethics
  • Statistics - Finding and Using Statistics in Economic Development
  • Economic Development Finance
  • Real Estate Development and Reuse
  • Partnerships between Non Aboriginal Communities and Native Development Corporations
  • Business Retention and Expansion

Take this opportunity to learn with your colleagues. A variety of faculty will be discussing current trends in the economic development profession and how you can be building successful programs in your communities.

Here are just some of the faculty we have lined up for this year.

MAURY FORMAN, Business Services Division, Washington State Department of Commerce, Seattle, Washington

LANIE McMULLIN, Executive Director of Economic Development, City of Everett


SUSAN BRAKE, Account Director, Development Counsellors International (DCI), the leader in marketing places.

KENT RUPERT, Economic Development Team Leader, City of Airdrie, Alberta

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