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Economic Development - Establishing the Foundation (ETF)

Your journey starts here!

Economic development is the heartbeat of thriving communities and this foundational course offers the keys to unlock its potential.

You'll understand the complexities in this field and acquire the skills and resources to  become proficient in economic development. 

This core course is the first in our Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP). 

course Outcomes 

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of economic development concepts, including Community Economic Development (CED).
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of Economic Development Officers.
  • Learn to develop strategic economic development plans, including setting SMARTER goals, analyzing local economies, and leveraging data and research for informed decision-making.
  • Explore various economic development strategies, such as Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E), Business Investment and Attraction (BI&A), workforce initiatives, tourism importance, and effective marketing.

  • Understand the significance of collaboration and partnerships in economic development, including building community capacity and leveraging relationships for funding opportunities and incentive programs.
  • Learn to evaluate economic development outcomes through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), logic models, and assessing strategy effectiveness.
  • Explore fostering community economic resilience, including understanding different types of disasters, developing resilience-building strategies, and supporting long-term community sustainability.
Economic Developers Alberta

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#406, 917-85 Street SW 
Calgary, AB, Canada T3H 5Z9 

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