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July 2020

2020 Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course (ONLINE)

July 27 @ 8:30 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
VIRTUAL

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 Real Estate Development & Reuse Marketing & Business Attraction Neighborhood Revitalization Workforce Development Small Business & Entrepreneurship Lofton Scholarships are…

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September 2020

IEDC Course: Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies

September 17 - September 18
Baltimore, Maryland

This course is held in partnership with the International Economic Development Council. This multi-faceted course explores the core aspects of entrepreneurial and small business development including value-add partnerships, technical assistance programs, financing, business incubation and more. Entrepreneurs and small businesses stimulate job creation, develop crucial innovations in both products and services and promote the diversification of the economic base. In this course, you will learn the financial and managerial tools economic developers use to create a climate that encourages entrepreneurial…

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