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Basic Economic Development Course is a Course

Basic Economic Development Course

Nov 2 - Nov 5, 2021

$765 Enroll

Full course description

Due to time constraints, participants registered from this point onward may not have the hard copy material shipped on time. However, we are excited to announce that registrants will have access to the electronic material and the hard copies will be also ordered.

Advance your career with Florida’s only accredited Basic Economic Development Course!

In its 45th year, the USF Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) is part of the required curriculum to qualify for the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam.

It’s Florida’s only BEDC accredited by the IEDC and is only offered once a year. Class size is limited, so early registration is recommended.


Who should attend?

Those involved in local, regional, state, and federal economic development organizations, including:

  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Public Utilities
  • Educational Institutions
  • Consulting Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Developers
  • Industrial Brokers, and
  • Transportation Authorities


A diverse faculty composed of Florida’s leading economic development practitioners delivers an excellent blend of theory and practice in the following:

  • Managing an Effective Economic Development Organization
  • Strategic Planning for the Community
  • Neighborhood Development
  • Marketing Attraction
  • Real Estate Development Reuse
  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Workforce Development
  • Small Business Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic Development Finance
  • Ethics Training

Contact Kathy Barnes for more information at