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GSLL 1530 - IEDC's Basic Economic Development Course

  • Noncredit
  • Denver

Due to the current circumstances, this course has been postponed until Fall 2020. Please provide your name and email address and we will notify you when the course becomes available for registration.

Thirteenth Annual Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) in Colorado

Economic Development Council of ColoradoBrought 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.

International Economic Development CouncilThis 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.

Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.