Wayne White Counties

Electric Cooperative

"I learned a lot in this course and the materials are invaluable."


     Kimberly Porter, AICP

      University Park, Illinois

For information on joining the professional association for        Illinois economic developers,                  click here


Are you a Full-Time

Professional Economic Developer with LESS than 10 years of Full time experience?


If so...You may be eligible for a Scholarship to this Course.

Scholarships (Course cost only) are available from the following sponsors.

Scholarship Recipients Must agree to pay for their own travel, lodging and meal expenses.

Scholarships are awarded based on Need, and Geographical Location.  

(For example, Nicor Gas scholarships are only awarded to professionals working in Nicor Gas territory.)

Apply Early, as scholarships are limited. It is recommended to apply before August 1.


Apply by August 1


Nicor Gas - (If your community is served by Nicor Gas)  - Contact Tom Kallay - 630-317-2214 - tkallay@nicor.com


ComEd - (If your community is served by ComEd)  - Contact Ed Sitar - 630-437-2571 - Edward.sitar@comed.com


Ameren - (If your community is served by Ameren)- Contact Mike Kearney, CEcD -  314-554-2304  mkearney@ameren.com


Hoosier Energy - (If your community is served by Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative or Hoosier Energy)  - Contact Economic Development - 812-876-0229


Illinois Economic Development Association- -(If you are a PAID MEMBER OF ILEDA) -  Contact Mike Lane - 217-528-5230 - mike@pamsinc.co 



Community DISASTER Hardship Assistance - If your ILLINOIS community recently experienced a Major Natural Disaster,  the Loss of a Major Local Employer, or other extreme economic issues,  hardship assistance may be available for you to attend this course.  Before August 1, Contact Ivan Baker at 815-663-7483   A full scholarship including expenses may be available to a Hardship Community Professional that is the designated economic development representative for the municipality.   




Illinois BEDC is held annually in mid-October in METRO CHICAGO.   The Next Accredited Illinois Basic Economic Development Course is October  16-20, 2017                   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Illinois  BEDC

BASIC Economic Development Course - established 1968

Accredited by the International Economic Development Council