Economic Development Certificate

Economic development allows a community to create high-quality jobs, provide important amenities to its citizens, and expand its tax base. Hamline's Economic Development Certificate comprehensively examines the economic development process from both government agency and private sector perspectives, giving you the critical knowledge and skills necessary to enable communities to prosper.

  • Enhance your knowledge and understanding of economic development tools, including the Economic Community Assessment and the Economic Development Authority Handbook
  • Build your expertise in the creation, negotiation, and enforcement of development agreements
  • Meet and network with community officials on multiple site visits across the Twin Cities metro area

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Program overview