Certificate Program Information

General Course Information

CALED is partnering with the California Academy for Economic Development, the California State University, Fresno, the Division of Continuing and Global Education, and the University Business Center, to bring you the Introduction to Economic Development Certificate Program.  This certificate program is designed as an introductory course for people who are interested in knowing more about how local economic development works, as well as for those people whose responsibilities include economic development assignments.

Four days of everything you ever wanted to know about economic development. This is an in-depth, interactive opportunity to discuss all aspects of economic development, including strategies, marketing, financing, incentives, business retention, business recruitment and resources. Attendees will get the opportunity to receive a professional certificate of completion in local economic development.

The course instructors and presenters are practicing professionals in local and state economic development who bring a great mix of knowledge and practical experience to the course insuring a large dose of real world examples. This is the only course of its kind offered in California and is your once-a-year opportunity to learn more about economic development.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

In order to receive full IEDC certification credit for this course and a certificate indicating course completion, participants must attend the entire course and stay through the final session on the last day. Please make travel plans accordingly.

Course Topics Include:

  • How to market your community
  • Developing an economic development strategy
  • Basic and advanced financing techniques
  • Pros and Cons of using incentives
  • Business retention, expansion and creation techniques
  • Community assessment and planning
  • Marketing & Attraction
  • Redevelopment
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Strategies
  • Ethics

Who Should Attend:

  • Candidates for IEDC certification
  • Professionals new to the field of economic development
  • Anyone who wants to learn the basics of economic development
  • Practicing ED professionals who want a refresher course on the basics
200-120
210-260
200-310
SY0-401
810-403
300-320
400-101
70-410
N10-006
MB2-707
210-060
400-201
350-018
ADM-201
CISSP
200-120
210-260
200-310
SY0-401
810-403
300-320
400-101
70-533
N10-006
MB2-707
210-060
400-201
350-018
ADM-201
CISSP
1Z0-060
200-120
210-260
200-310
SY0-401
810-403
300-320
400-101
70-533
N10-006
MB2-707
210-060
400-201
350-018
ADM-201
70-411
70-463
1z0-808
70-532
PMP
300-208
1Y0-201
LX0-104
070-461
MB6-703
2V0-621
350-080
70-410
640-875
642-996
ICBB
102-400
1Y0-201
LX0-104
070-461
MB6-703
2V0-621
350-080
70-410
640-875
642-996
ICBB
102-400
M70-201
2V0-620
1Z0-051
1Z0-804
640-916
200-120
210-260
200-310
SY0-401
810-403
300-320
400-101
70-533
N10-006
MB2-707
210-060
400-201
350-018
ADM-201
CISSP
810-403
200-120
400-101
CISSP
300-320
350-018
300-101
210-260
300-208
MB2-707
400-201
SY0-401
70-462
EX200
100-101
1Z0-803
200-120
210-260
200-310
SY0-401
810-403
300-320
400-101
70-533
N10-006
MB2-707
810-403
200-120
400-101
CISSP
300-320
350-018
300-101
210-260
300-208
MB2-707
400-201
SY0-401
70-462
EX200
100-101
1Z0-803

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