The Economic Development Academy (EDA) is an experiential course for economic development practitioners and leaders. EDA consists of three days of face-to-face learning in historic Manchester, NH, as well as online learning and coaching. The course format is designed for working professionals who want to deepen their understanding of community and economic development.
Cost: By August 11th: $600 for 3 session academy
After August 11th: $750 for 3 session academy
(limited scholarships for New England practitioners.)
For more information contact Sharon Cowen, email@example.com
UNH Master's of Public Administration Students can earn 3 credits towards their degree by completing the Academy.
The Economic Profile allows communities to identify local and regional economic assets and opportunities, prioritize needs, and develop and implement effective strategies to strengthen the community's economic base. The process results in the creation of an action plan and working groups to pursue that vision.
Training for community leaders and volunteers to gain an understanding of the local economy and identify what the community can do to enhance local economic development efforts.
UNH Cooperative Extension will provide in-person trainings sessions with your committee or board. Topics include:
Understanding your local economy, What are the components of economic development: business retention, attraction, and expansion – what is the difference and why this matters, Quality of life factors and why they are key for economic development, Economic development partners – who you can be working with, How to effectively run an Economic Development Committee- facilitation, meeting management, leadership and community engagement, An inventory of your businesses and how to determine what their needs are to stay and grow in your community, Steps to take to engage your community and determine your economic development priorities, What location factors are important to businesses looking to relocate to your community and how to market what you have.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
We're currently working on Business Retention and Expansion in Wilton, Hillsborough, Portsmouth and Bethlehem.
New application information available Fall 2017.