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February 2019

IEDC Event: Business Retention & Expansion Course

February 26 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Sonesta Harbour Court, 550 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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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…

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IEDC Event: Workforce Development Strategies Course

February 28 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Sonesta Harbour Court, 550 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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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 help upgrade the skills of your community's existing workforce. Other topics of discussion will include: talent attraction, K-12 development and integration, occupational analysis, target industry…

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July 2019

2019 Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course

July 22 @ 8:00 am - July 25 @ 5:00 pm
Baltimore, MD Balitmore, MD United States + Google Map

The Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of economic development. The course is designed to prepare participants for the challenges they face in the practice of developing communities. The course will highlight the key aspects in an economic developer’s career: Managing Economic Development Offices Strategic Planning Ethics Business Retention & Expansion Finance for Economic Development Marketing & Business Attraction Neighborhood Revitalization (This section will be taught as part of the MEDA Summer Conference. Registration for the…

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September 2019

IEDC Event: Neighborhood Development Strategies

September 19 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
Hotel Indigo Baltimore, 24 W. Franklin Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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This practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to complement current neighborhood development theory. Participants will learn how to identify the major neighborhood actors, their objectives, and strategies for redevelopment, in addition to understanding the process for creating a strategic economic development plan to meet the neighborhood development goals. Specifically, this course will examine social capital (e.g., linkages, networks, talent, etc.), environmental capital (e.g., stewardship, residual management, etc.) and economic capital (e.g., investment and reinvestment) facing distressed neighborhoods and offer…

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