NW Economic Development Course

NW Economic Development Course

August 18-22, 2014
Ellensburg, Washington

The annual Northwest Economic Development Course is the premier event offering intensive training in the basic concepts, methods, and strategies of local economic development. A diverse and experienced faculty provides an excellent blend of theory and practice. Course content is oriented toward practical application. Practitioners new to the field as well as those with experience seeking new ideas and tools are encouraged to attend.

If you would like to be added to the 2014 course mailing list, please contact Linda Alongi.


2013 Presentation Handouts

2013 Agenda

Gary Ballew – Managing Economic Development Organizations

Roger Brooks - The Seven Deadly Sins of Community Marketing

Maury Forman - The Basics of Community and Economic Development

Carolyn Honeycutt - The Road to Revitalization

Camille Kerr - Using Transition Planning and Employee Ownership to Keep Local Business Local

David McFadden - Workforce and Economic Development

Carolyn Meece - Ethics in Economic Development

Jill Miles - Top Site Location Factors

Charlie Mitchell - Effective Business Retention & Expansion

Anne Nelson - graphic for Growing the Entrepreneurial Culture in Your Community

Greg Smith - Economic Development Finance

Lee Smith - Reuse and Redevelopment of Business Sites and Facilities

Jim Sorensen - The Reward of Risk Taking