The Foundation is committed to facilitating the advanced education attainment and training needs of professionals practicing economic development in the state of Minnesota.
MNEDF is offering 50% scholarships to Minnesota economic development professionals for the two- and three-day professional development courses offered by the International Economic Development Council. Most of the courses are virtual in 2022, so there is no need to worry about travel or travel-related costs.
The courses include all Core and Elective Courses needed for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification and the soon-to-be-announced Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development certification.
- Business Retention and Expansion
- Economic Development Credit Analysis
- Real Estate Development and Reuse
- Economic Development Finance
- Economic Development Marketing and Attraction
- Economic Development Strategic Planning
- Foreign Direct Investment and Exporting
- Managing Economic Development Organizations
- Neighborhood Development Strategies
- Technology-Led Economic Development
- Workforce Development Strategies
- Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development (ELEDI)
- Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development (ELEDII)
Register using this fillable PDF form from the International Economic Development Council. Complete the form using the “Scholarship Price”. Please email the form to IEDC at [email protected]. You will automatically get the early IEDC member rate ($505 for a two-day course and $615 for a three-day course), which will be discounted by 50%. You will be responsible for $252.50 for a two-day course or $307.50 for a three-day course.
“The International Economic Development Council’s coursework to achieve Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) includes relevant and useful information for any professional in the economic development space, including tribal economic development. While there is a myriad of unique structural challenges to working in tribal economic development, this coursework lays a strong foundation to understand theoretical and practical ways to organize, plan and implement broad economic development initiatives. I highly recommend any tribal economic development professional explore these offerings to help jumpstart thinking around ways that tribal economies can be competitive communities for investment.”
For more information, please email Scott Marquardt, at [email protected].