Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – SAVE THE DATE: Free Economic Development and Economic Resiliency Trainings for Elected Leaders and Community Partners

The International Economic Development Council, with funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and in partnership with the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham and the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments, is offering three free training courses in central-north Alabama related to economic development.


The Economic Development for Elected Leaders and Community Partners training will be offered twice: On July 18 at the offices of the Regional Planning Council of Greater Birmingham and on July 19 at Calhoun Community College in Decatur. This course will cover topics including business retention and expansion; understanding your economy; revitalization; business marketing and attraction; workforce development, and entrepreneurship.


The Economic Resilience for Elected Leaders and Community Partners training will be offered on July 20 at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. This course will cover topics including an overview of community economic resilience; business preparedness and assistance; revitalization; economic diversification; crisis communication; and accessing federal resources.


The courses are designed to provide a solid foundation in key aspects of economic development and resiliency to elected leaders, as well as to community partners who work in fields related to economic development. The courses will provide case examples and practical tools to support economic development and resilience activities, as well as information about state, federal and private resources that are available to assist.


Each training will take place from 9am until approximately 4pm and is offered free of charge. Registrants will receive detailed information by email in the weeks leading up to the training.


To register, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/CYUOLQT6gvHj2HJq2.

CONTACT: Louise Anderson, landerson@iedconline.org