in Baltimore

IEDC: Business Retention & Expansion

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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.



  • Interested MEDA members who are interested in participating in any of the above training courses receive early-bird member rate at $505.00 should reach out to Cherrika Gordon at to receive a special code to register for a training course. If you plan to apply for a Lofton Scholarship, please use this form.




Thu, Mar 9, 2023 - Fri, Mar 10, 2023