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Basic Economic Development | Courses in the West

Basic Economic Development | Courses in the West

Course Overview

The BEDC course provides a substantial introduction to the theory and fundamentals of comprehensive economic development. The formal instruction emphasizes beneficial development that can result from the constructive actions of local leaders and revolves around five major themes: innovative community development concepts; regional economics; basic factors in development; techniques of economic development and trends in economic development.

June 13 – 17, 2022 | Denver, CO

Colorado is moving forward with our annual Basic Economic Development Course. This course will feature live, interactive discussions with instructors and peers. Special discount pricing and scholarships are offered for EDCC members!

See below for more information about this years conference

This course will be delivered over one-week in June. Pricing includes the course book, instructors, and accreditation by IEDC. Anyone interested in becoming certified needs to complete this course before moving on. A certificate of completion will be provided to all those who attended and participated in each section of this training. 


For more information please contact

Michelle Claymore, CEcD – Course Director

Here is a link to the 2021 Course Agenda: 21 AGENDA


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What value do you gain?

  • Gain detailed knowledge of successful initiatives
  • Learn from outstanding experts and practitioners in the field
  • Network with other successful economic development professionals
  • Grow your skills and understanding of economic development foundational elements
  • Take an important step towards the internationally recognized Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation

Who should attend?

  • Economic development practitioners
  • Community volunteers
  • Municipal, town and county governments
  • Public utility personnel
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Financial institutions
  • Business development professionals
  • Co-operative extension personnel
  • Planning and development agencies
  • Real estate professionals
  • Others interested in facilitating job creation and capital investment in their community, region or state

Area accomodations

More BEDC Events in the West

Arizona BEDC

When: January 24-28, 2022
Phoenix AZ

New Mexico

When: July 17-22, 2022
Western New Mexico University

This BEDC is accredited through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Accreditation by IEDC ensures that the BEDC covers subject areas determined to be the core building blocks in any economic development program.

 Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


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