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Business retention and expansion (br&e)

Dive into the heart of economic development!

Cultivate a robust business community. 

Elevate your economic development game and contribute to building a sustainable business community, providing a resilient community foundation.

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

course Outcomes 

  • Gain insight into Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) as a strategic approach for economic growth.
  • Understand the significance of research, data analysis, and Business Visitation Programs (BVPs) in informing BR&E strategies.
  • Explore various BR&E programs and initiatives, such as Import Replacement Programs (IRPs), Home-based Businesses (HBBs), and downtown revitalization.
  • Learn how to create an environment conducive to business growth and sustainability.
  • Develop proficiency in measuring economic development outcomes using qualitative and quantitative Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Discover the role of BR&E efforts in fostering community economic resilience, particularly in disaster preparedness and recovery.
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Calgary, AB, Canada T3H 5Z9 

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