Dec. 1-4: Economic Development Course in Lancaster

For anyone looking to strengthen their economic development skills, this intensive four day course, administered by Penn State Harrisburg, is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The IEDC is the nation’s largest membership organization for economic developers. For those seeking national certification, the Economic Development Course is the first requirement in the process towards receiving certification as an economic developer (CEcD).


Participants will learn theoretical and practical approaches to economic development. The course curriculum focuses on 10 core areas including: marketing and attraction, business retention and expansion, entrepreneurial and small business development, workforce development, strategic planning, community development, economic development finance, real estate development, management, and ethics.


Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in economic or community development or those interested in facilitating job creation and capital investment in their community, region, or state.


Registration is now open.  Visit for more information or to register.

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