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Business Retention and Expansion Training Course
The University of Alaska Center for Economic Development and IEDC are pleased to announce the 1st in Alaska Business Retention and Expansion Training Course:

Thursday, May 2– Friday May 3, 2013
BP Energy Center--900 E. Benson Blvd Anchorage, AK 99503

This interactive course presents the core components of a BRE program and why the concerns of local businesses need to be actively addressed. By building an understanding of business visitation techniques and survey methods, practitioners will be able to clearly gauge their community's business climate. Learn the "red flags" that may indicate a company is looking to move elsewhere, and learn how to structure an effective technical assistance program to respond to business concerns. This course helps participants understand how a BRE program relates to attraction, workforce development, small business finance, technology transfer and many other economic development activities.

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The Alaska Basic Economic Development Course offers education in comprehensive economic and community development, tailored to the unique opportunities and challenges of Alaska.
This course has been designed for economic development practitioners from all sectors of the economy – public, private, or nonprofit. It is also appropriate for experienced professionals looking to adapt their skills to Alaska, economic development volunteers, and people working in cross-over fields such as transportation, utilities, real estate, finance, telecommunications, and native corporations. The Alaska BEDC is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), making it equivalent to IEDC's Introduction to Economic Development Course and eligible for the requirements of the IEDC Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam.

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The registration fee for this four-day course is $600 per person. This includes all instructional and course materials, and lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Refunds will not be available for cancellations made after November 16, two weeks prior to the course.

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I have heard from numerous attendees that this training has exceeded their expectations in regard to content…and applicability to their community/job. One woman told me this was the best training she had ever been to.”