Just another example of the commitment Hickman County has to improving economic development, Rob Mitchell will be attending the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course May 12-16 in Nashville. Rob will be representing Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association (HCECDA), the Joint Economic & Community Development Board for Hickman County. In addition to serving on the HCECDA board, Mr. Mitchell is the current president of the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Hickman County Planning Commission.
The Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service is partnering with the Tennessee Leadership Center to present the second annual course. It is designed for community leaders and stakeholders who are involved in economic development at local, state and federal levels. Topics for the course include global trends, and the fundamental concepts, tools and practices needed to be successful in today’s complex economic environment.
I have attended this and several other IEDC accredited courses and they are tremendously relevant to improving how we serve our community and promote a fertile environment for economic development.