Introduction to Economic Development Certificate Program-Fresno, CA2018-11-27T16:45:54+00:00

certificate-programIntroduction to Economic Development Certificate Program

Agenda
Location & Dates
Registration
Fees
Hotel & Airport Information

General Course Information

CALED is partnering with the California Academy for Economic Development, Fresno State, and the University Business Center, to bring you the Introduction to Economic Development Certificate Program. This certificate program is designed as an introductory course for people who are generally interested in knowing more about how local economic development works, as well as for those people whose responsibilities include economic development assignments.

Four days of everything you ever wanted to know about economic development. Take advantage of this in-depth interactive opportunity to discuss all aspects of economic development, including strategies, marketing, financing, incentives, business retention, business recruitment and resources. Attendees will get the opportunity to receive a professional certificate of completion in local economic development.

The course instructors and presenters are practicing professionals in local and state economic development who bring a great mix of knowledge and practical experience to the course insuring a large dose of reality. This is the only course of its kind offered in California and is your once a year opportunity to learn more about economic development.

**PLEASE READ:

CALED is accredited by IEDC to offer this course in California. In order to receive full IEDC certification credit for this course and a certificate indicating course completion, participants must attend the entire course and stay through the final session on the last day. Please make travel plans accordingly. Click on the following link for FAQ on Certification and Education. If you have questions or need additional information regarding certification, please contact Marjorie Rose at IEDC.

Course Topics Include:

  • How to market your community
  • Developing an economic development strategy
  • Basic and advanced financing techniques
  • Pros and Cons of using incentives
  • Business retention, expansion and creation techniques
  • Community assessment and planning
  • Marketing & Attraction
  • How to Manage the Economic Development Organization
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Strategies
  • Ethics

Who Should Attend:

  • Candidates for IEDC certification – Certified Economic Developer (CEcD)
  • Professionals new to the field of economic development
  • Anyone who wants to learn the basics of economic development
  • Practicing Economic Development professionals who want a refresher course on the basics

Introduction to Economic Development Certificate Program
Learn the Keys to Successful Economic Development
October 22-25, 2018
Fresno, CA
Agenda

Monday, 8:00am-5:30pm 

  • 8:00am-8:30am Check-In
  • 8:30am-10:00am Welcome, Introductions & Defining E.D.
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Managing the Economic Development Organization
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm-3:30pm Strategic Planning
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm Networking & Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 9:00am-4:45pm

  • 9:00am-9:30am Morning Welcome & Recap
  • 9:30am-11:30am Economic Development Finance
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm-2:30pm Real Estate Development and Reuse
  • 2:30pm-2:45pm Break
  • 2:45pm-4:45pm Community Economic Development

Wednesday, 9:00am-4:45pm 

  • 9:00am-9:30am Morning Welcome & Recap
  • 9:30am-11:30am Workforce Development
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm-2:30pm Business Retention & Expansion
  • 2:30pm-2:45pm Break
  • 2:45pm-4:45pm Marketing & Attraction

Thursday, 9:00am-4:30pm 

  • 9:00am-9:30am Morning Welcome & Recap
  • 9:30am-11:45am Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development Strategies & Innovation
  • 11:45am-12:30pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm-2:30pm Ethics & Economic Development
  • 2:30pm-2:45pm Break
  • 2:45pm-3:45pm Introduction to Economic Impact Analysis
  • 3:45pm-4:30pm Q&A, Wrap Up, & Exam

**A light continental Breakfast, Buffet Lunch and afternoon Snack Break are provided each day. Agenda is subject to change**

Location & Dates:
Fresno State University, Fresno, CA – CAMPUS MAP
University Business Center
Craig School of Business
5245 N. Backer Fresno, CA 93740-8001
Dates:
October 22-25, 2018
Parking: Included at no charge


Register Now – The class is full, however, this link will route you to Fresno State’s registration site, where you will be placed on a waiting list.


Fees:
Member rate is $700* (You must be the listed member in CALED)
Nonmember rate is $800* (Includes a one-year Associate Membership in CALED)

Please make check payable to: Fresno State University Foundation

Send check payment to:

Economic Development Certificate Program
University Business Center
Craig School of Business
5245 N. Backer M/S PB 5
Fresno, CA 93740-8001

To pay by Visa or Mastercard, please call: 559-278-2352

*Scholarships are only available to CALED Members in good standing. You must meet all the Scholarship Criteria in order to be considered. To apply for a scholarship, please click here for information and application deadline.


Hotel & Airport Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites Clovis – Airport North
855 Gettysburg Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612
Phone: 559-348-0000
Special Room Rate: $132/day **Ask for the EDC rate

Homewood Suites by Hilton
835 Gettysburg Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612
559-292-4004
Special Room Rate: $142/day **Ask for the CALED rate

Hampton Inn – Fresno Riverpark
327 E. Fir Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
Ph: 559-447-5900
Special Room Rate: $139/day **Ask for the UBC/CALED rate

Courtyard Fresno Marriott 
140 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 559-221-6000
Special Room Rate: $169/day **Ask for the EDC rate

Residence Inn By Marriott Fresno
5322 N. Diana Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
Special Room Rate: $139/day **Ask for the UBC-EDC group

Fresno Yosemite International Airport
5175 E. Clinton Way
Fresno, CA 93727
559-621-2489

For more information and/or to sponsor this event, please contact Michelle Stephens, at 916-448-8252, ext. 12.


About IEDC
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,500 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.

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