Our next course is....

Basic Economic Development Course
The University of Alaska Center for Economic Development and IEDC are pleased to announce the Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC):

Tuesday, January 13– Friday January 16, 2014

UAA Gorsuch Commons Room 107

In this course, we will cover the major topics and trends in economic development with major attention on issues specific to Alaska. You will learn about:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development
  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Marketing and Attraction
  • Community/Neighborhood Development
  • Economic Development Finance


The registration fee for this four-day course is $600 per person. This includes all instructional and course materials, and lunch on all three days.

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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.”


More information on the AKBEDC course...

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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