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July 2017

2017 Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course

July 24 - July 27

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 Workforce Development Small Business & Entrepreneurship (This section will be taught as part of…

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September 2017

IEDC: Economic Development Finance

September 27 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

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 practitioners both rural and urban. Moreover, course participants will learn how to calculate debt/service ratios, cash on cash rate of return, capitalization rates, underwriting ratios,…

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