For those who are interested in an option near Tennessee to complete the IEDC Basic Economic Development Course, Georgia Tech will host its 42nd annual course March 24-27 in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. I have attended economic development training conducted by Georgia Tech and they provide great facilities and programs… and it is a short walk to the Fabulous Fox Theatre and other downtown Atlanta diversions. This course has one of the best group of nationally recognized, certified economic development professionals teaching core economic development topics as well as providing professional development credit. In addition, the course provides valuable interstate networking opportunities for those considering becoming a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).
For more information, check out their detailed website, http://www.innovate.gatech.edu/bedc2009/index.html .