Essentials of Economic Development

About the Course
“Essentials of Economic Development,” a two-day course offered bythe  Economic & Community Development Institute, will assemble leading  economic and community development practitioners and professionals at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center to discuss fundamental ideas,  concepts and success strategies for economic development. Topics to be covered will include community development, industrial marketing and recruiting, business retention and expansion, as well as retail and workforce development.  Further information may be found at the website:

Course Format
ECDI will provide each participant with a course CD containing faculty presentations and reference materials. Participants may view presentations  on their own personal laptop or on the screen in front of the classroom.   The course registration fee is $225.  Refreshments will be provided.  Upon completion, course participants will be eligible for 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Who Should Attend

  • New Economic Developers
  • Chamber of Commerce Officials
  • State and Local Elected Officials
  • Community Leaders
  • Utility Company Representatives
  • Community and Regional Planners


Thursday, March 5
9:00 am      Registration
8:30 am     First Session
11:30 am     Lunch
5:00 pm      Adjourn

Friday, March 6
9:30 am      First Session
11:30 am    Adjourn

Registration and Course Fee
Several registration options are available. Please choose one of the following methods to register from the website:

Print, complete and mail online form and registration fee payment.
Print and fax the completed registration form with credit card information.
Register on-line with a credit card.

Location and Accommodations
Hotel room reservations are the responsibility of the individual and are not included in the course fee. A block of rooms has been reserved for course participants at a special rate of $96.00 per night. Participants must  indicate they are attending the “ECDI Essentials of Economic Development”  course when making their reservations in order to receive the special rate.  For further information please call (800) 228-2876 or go to

For More Information
Please contact Allyson Martin at (334) 844-3686 or email at:


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