Heartland Economic Development Course
April 27 - May 1, 2020
Adam's Pointe Conference Center, Blue Springs, MO
Contact: James Hoelscher for more information
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. Limited number of scholarships are available.
Heartland ED Course is a Must!
The Heartland Economic Development Course offers five days of intensive
training 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