2024 Winter Basic Economic Development Course
February 27 - March 01
The Basic Economic Development Course focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and skills needed to be successful in today's political, economic and business environment. The BEDC will provide the participant with a comprehensive understanding of the keys of successful economic development. For those new to the profession, the BEDC is the first step toward professional certification.
This course is conducted through a partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).
The BEDC is accredited by the International Economic Development Council. As such, the TEDC is required to record attendance to meet the IEDC Course Standards. Each attendee must complete the requisite number of hours for all course modules in order to receive a completion certificate for the BEDC. The required modules must be a minimum of two (2) hours in length to meet accreditation standards. The BEDC qualifies as a professional economic development training requirement to sit for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) examination.