GEDI Hosts 39th Annual Intensive Economic Development Training Course
The Government & Economic Development Institute hosted week one of the Intensive Economic Development Training Course, sponsored by Spire Energy, July 10-14, educating and empowering elected officials, economic developers and business and community leaders from across Alabama and beyond to strengthen and create positive impacts on the communities they serve.
The Intensive Economic Development Training Course will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2024. The program is divided into two, one-week sessions and introduces participants to all phases of economic development. The first week is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and fulfills one of the prerequisites for those who wish to take the exam for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation. It provides an intensive overview of general economic development concepts and principles. The second week, which is scheduled to take place September 11-14, will focus on important issues and resources in Alabama. Program faculty have proven success in economic development practices and techniques and represent the field’s most effective practitioners from throughout the state and across the nation.
GEDI is a department of University Outreach which provides training to government agencies, private businesses, non-profits and economic development organizations, and has established itself as a leading provider of education and training in Alabama. Auburn University is proud to serve as a U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration University Center. EDA supports universities in their mission to assist states and their economic development community through the EDA University Center program. For more information visit www.auburn.edu/gedi.
GEDI Calendar Items:
Intensive Economic Development Training Course, Week 2
September 11-14 at the Auburn Hotel and Dixon Conference Center
GEDI/EDAA Leadership Institute Courses:
Neighborhood Development Strategies
September 20, 2023 - Online
Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E)
October 11, 2023 - online
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
November 9, 2023 - Hybrid (Online & in Opelika, AL)