Registration Underway for State Economic Development Course
The University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS) is once again sponsoring the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) for regional, state and federal community leaders and stakeholders.
The 5th annual course is set for May 2-6 in Nashville at the AT&T Economic Development Center and the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott. TBEDC is designed for those who participate in economic development at local, state and federal levels, and focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and practices needed to succeed in a complex economic environment. The 40-hour course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council.
Attendees will learn best practices in economic and community development, new methods and programs to promote job growth and investment, discuss emerging trends and factors that shape local and regional economics and develop a network of fellow economic development professionals.
Course fee is $525 for those who register by April 1 ($595 after April 4), and class size is limited to 45 people. The registration fee covers course materials, instruction, selected meals and refreshment breaks. It does not cover hotel and other travel expenses. Participants can register at http://www.ips.tennessee.edu/ or contact TBEDC Course Director Dr. Andre Temple at firstname.lastname@example.org or (731) 425-4740.
The Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Downtown is offering a special conference rate of $110 (plus tax) nightly. Make reservations by April 11 to receive the discounted rate. Call (800) 321-2211 and mention TBEDC when making the reservation (limited rooms available).