Eleventh Annual Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) in Colorado
Brought to you by the Economic Development Council of Colorado in partnership with Colorado State University
The BEDC provides a substantial introduction to the theory and fundamentals of comprehensive economic development. The formal instruction emphasizes beneficial development which can result from the constructive actions of local leaders, and revolves around five major themes: innovative community development concepts; regional economics; basic factors in development; techniques of economic development and trends in economic development.
- Gain detailed knowledge of initiatives that have worked.
- Learn from outstanding experts and practitioners in the field
- Network with other successful economic developers
- Become a more skilled economic development professional
- Take an important step towards the internationally recognized Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation.
This course is best designed for economic development practitioners; community volunteers; municipal, town and county governments; public utility personnel; chambers of commerce; financial institutions; business development professionals; co-operative extension personnel; planning and development agencies, real estate professionals and others interested in facilitation job creation and capital investment in their community, region or state.
This BEDC is accredited through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Accreditation by IEDC ensures that the BEDC covers subject areas determined to be the core building blocks in any economic development organization.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Textbooks and Materials
Introduction to Economic Development published by IEDC - this book is provided at the course and is included in the tuition.