67 learn the basics of economic development in San Antonio course

SAN ANTONIO – Sixty-seven economic development professionals attended the Basic Economic Development Course in San Antonio on April 12-15. Participants from Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Kansas and Louisiana learned about the concepts, tools and skills needed to be successful in economic development.

Topics covered during the four-day course included community and workforce development, strategic planning, finance and capital markets, real estate development and reuse, business attractions, retention and expansion, and many more.

The course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and serves as a training requirement to sit for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam.

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), in partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), conducts the course for entry-level economic development professionals. The program is coordinated by Lisa Mutchler, Program Director of Economic & Workforce Development with Knowledge Engineering.

Jean Riemenschneider, Economic Development Coordinator for the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation, provided feedback on the class: “Thank you so much for your time and support of the growth in economic development. You bring so much energy to the program! I had a wonderful time and the overall program was very informative. I look forward to working with you in the future.”

The next Basic Economic Development Course will be held Nov. 7-10 in Frisco, Texas. Learn more on the
TEDC website.

Learn more about services and training in economic development offered by TEEX.