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Want to help your community grow and flourish? An upcoming workshop will teach the fundamental concepts, tools and skills needed to be successful in economic development in Texas’ political, economic and business environment.

Get started by registering for the 4-day Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC), which will be held June 4-7, 2013, at the Westin Stonebriar in Frisco, TX. Through in-depth and interactive sessions, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the keys to successful economic development. For those new to the profession, the Texas BEDC is the first step toward professional certification by the International Economic Development Council.

The course is vital for anyone interested in boosting economic development — at the local, regional and state level. Prospective attendees include local elected officials, government agency staff members, planners, utility and transportation personnel, business leaders, community leaders and volunteers, and chamber or economic development organization professionals and their staff.

The course is produced by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in collaboration with the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC). It is accredited by the International Economic Development Council.

The course is limited to 50 participants, and usually fills up fast. Register by visiting the TEDC website and clicking on Events & Education, Upcoming Events, 2013 Basic Economic Development Course.

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Kathy Fraser

Director of Marketing and Communications

The class was one of the best taught classes I have ever been to in the 24 years I’ve been in law enforcement. The instructors were well versed in their craft. The clarity of instruction was like none I have ever seen before.

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