Basic Economic Development Course
The 2021 NYSEDC Basic Economic Development Course will be held in-person June 21-24 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York.
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Held traditionally in June, the Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) introduces attendees to the practices of a broad economic development program. Through instruction, peer learning, and case studies, the New York BEDC offers a comprehensive educational experience in economic development fundamentals.
This course is designed to meet the needs of professionals and volunteers relatively new to the development field. Attendees will learn best practices to help prepare their communities for business retention and expansion, business attraction, and grow an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The course addresses four basic themes:
- Concepts of economic development
- Trends in economic development
- Development location
- Practical techniques and best practices of successful development
- Local, regional, and community Economic Development organizations
- Colleges and universities
- Chambers of commerce
- State agencies
- Workforce Investment Boards (WIB)
The faculty of the New York BEDC is comprised of seasoned practitioners and consultants recognized for their experience and expertise across economic development practice. The course also highlights leading national and international trends and best practices in economic development.
The New York Basic Economic Development Course meets the “core requirements” prerequisite for practitioners who wish to sit for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) credential issued by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). To learn more about CEcD certification, visit the IEDC website.
2021 Basic Economic Development Course Developing Agenda
Desmond Hotel, Albany, NY
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Hotel Reservation Information (if needed)
The Desmond Hotel
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660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211
Please make your reservations directly through the hotel by calling 518-869-8100.
Room Rate: $135 per night (plus taxes and fees). Breakfast is included for guests of The Desmond.
Group Name: NYSEDC 2021 Basic Economic Development Course.
**Registration for this conference does not include lodging, dinner or transportation.
Cancellation before May 10 - Full Refund
Cancellation on/after May 10 - Subject to 50% processing fee
After May 28, NO REFUND will be given
Monday, June 21
1:00pm-1:30pm Course Introduction & The Case Study
Tuesday, June 22
12:30pm-1:30pm Working Lunch
3:45pm-5:30pm Case Study Discussion
Dinner (on own)
Wednesday, June 23
12:15pm-1:15pm Working Lunch
Case Study Work & Dinner (on own)
Thursday, June 24
12:00pm-1:30pm Working Lunch
1:30pm-3:30pm Case Study Presentations