IEDC: Economic Development Marketing and Attraction

This hands-on course will review the fundamentals of developing and implementing a high-impact marketing and attraction plan. Businesses looking to locate or expand need accurate, up-to-date, and credible information and communities need rock-solid marketing techniques to reach the needs of the business community. Course participants will be able to learn how to craft their community's...

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Online Training Course: Introduction to Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development

This course focuses on building an understanding of the importance of building a community centered around entrepreneurship and small business creation, sustainability and growth. After taking this course, course participants will be able to identify their role in the ecosystem, understand the roles of others and come away with the skills to bring organizations together...

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2021 MEDA Spring Conference

Looking Ahead: The Next Normal Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Virtual Businesses and economic developers have spent much of the last year scrambling to adapt to extraordinary circumstances. While the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, with vaccine distribution under way, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. 2021 will be...

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IEDC: Workforce Development Strategies

Skilled workers are the backbone of a productive and efficient economy. This versatile course explains the strong relationship between economic and workforce development through case studies, practical examples, and current research. Course participants will learn what programs currently leverage federal, state, and local financial resources to support workforce development. Learn about what collaborative programs will...

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Tour of Maryland SBDC

Since 1988, the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has served as a premier resource for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small businesses. The SBDC Network is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Maryland, and the University of Maryland, College Park. Our organization links private enterprise, government, higher education, and local...

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IEDC: Business Retention & Expansion

MEDA Members can attend at the IEDC Member rate. 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...

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IEDC: Economic Development Finance Programs

The core objective of this analytical course is to explain the financial tools used to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs, increased productivity and improvement in the local tax base. Specifically, the course will review current debt, equity, grant and incentive-based financing programs that are accessible to...

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2021 MEDA Primer for Economic Development in Maryland

Join MEDA for a virtual training that has been created to provide participants an introduction and overview of how Maryland practices economic development. Course attendees will quickly develop a network of resources to link contacts, all while building camaraderie among participants to further Maryland’s economic development team. This course is designed for those who are...

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IEDC 2021 Economic Future Forum

The conference will explore industry trends and the partnerships and strategies needed to grow, diversify, and retain companies in established and emerging industries.  The Future Forum will focus on problem-solving and navigating in a post-COVID-19 environment.

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