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PDI Members Graduate from Heartland ED Course

PDI Members Graduate from Heartland ED Course

The Heartland Economic Development Course offers five days of intensivetraining in the basic concepts, information, methods and strategies of local economic development. Essentially, it is economic development boot camp. This multi-state basic economic development course ranks at the top of the IEDC accredited courses and fulfills one of the educational requirements toward professional certification.

Alumni rave about Heartland who find it engaging, educational, and relevant to their specific needs. "I heard this was a very good course. I had high expectations, which were exceeded!"

The course offers a rare opportunity for students to exchange ideas and become familiar with economic development programs and activities. The experienced faculty includes both practitioners and recognized academics to provide an excellent combination of basic theory and practical application. Students get advice from instructors and participate in case studies where they will make recommendations for an identified problem. Heartland One to One professional consultations allow participants to meet with a faculty or
experienced board member. These meetings occur during the week and help students find answers to their own economic development challenges.

What happens after the course? Upon completion, participants receive a course certificate and are qualified to continue their training even more with the International Economic Development Council's professional
development series or University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute.

David O. Miller, Rock Valley Economic Development Corp.
Nicolas Hockenberry, Jackson County Economic Development
Darla Kelchen, Clayton County Development Group
Jill Kramer, Hancock County Economic Development Corporation
Shelley Oltmans, Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce/ISU Extension & Outreach
Emily Hockins, Midwest Partnership Corporation

Nicolas Hockenberry, Jackson County Economic Alliance, Maquoketa Iowa is the recipient of the Jenny Overhue Scholarship from PDI.

Heartland Class 2015 Heartland in session
2015 Heartland Class Heartland in Session
Jenny Overhue Scholarship Winners  
PDI Heartland Graduates 2015  



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