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University of South Florida’s Basic Economic Development Course


The Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools, and skills needed to be successful in today’s political, economic and business environment.  The BEDC will provide the participant with a comprehensive understanding of the keys to successful economic development.  For those new to the profession, the BEDC is the first step toward professional certification by the IEDC. This Course also has AICP Accreditation.

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Earn your IEDC Accreditation Credits


Offered throughout the year around North America, IEDC training courses are the leading sources of education for professionals at all levels. Covering both key topics and specialized issues, courses are designed to be interactive and provide an international perspective with a focus on real-life experiences, best practices, and tools you can use in your community. Carefully selected instructors include some of today’s top experts in their fields and represent both the private and public sectors.

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Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute


OU EDI is an executive development certificate program that is the primary professional training program for those in the business of economic development.

This program provides professional economic development professionals with up-to-date knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in today’s constantly-changing economic development marketplace. The OU EDI experience is designed to immediately impact a participant’s professional career by providing comprehensive courses that align with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) manuals, as well as the latest trends in economic development.

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Advanced Economic Development Leadership (AEDL) Program


Through experienced faculty, industry practitioners, business leaders and the country’s foremost site consultants AEDL’s partner universities have developed a core curriculum that specifically addresses the demands of our complex profession. AEDL participants are exposed to leading-edge strategies and techniques necessary to succeed in the evolving world of quality job creation.

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