• Economic Development Certificate

    This certificate is designed to give the participant an in-depth look at the economic development process from the perspective of both government agency and private sector developer. The instruction will cover the current tools available, the latest in viable development strategies and the critical elements economic development professionals and executive level administrators need to know for their communities to prosper and to create secure and enforceable development agreements.

    Cost: $2800. You can also take any of the two-day sessions as a seminar for $400 each.

    Certificate Topics

    The program consists of the following seven core modules:

    • Introduction to economic development
    • What tools do we use and how do we use them: soft tools and hard finance tools
    • A day with developers
    • Housing and mixed use strategies
    • What economic development professionals need to know about housing and mixed use developments
    • Development negotiations, how do we get there?
    • Development pro-formas, bond ratings, and outside advice


    This certificate will be offered again in Fall 2016.
    Each session will be scheduled as follows:
    Thursday sessions: Noon - 6 p.m.
    Friday sessions:  8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.