BEST PRACTICE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The nationally-renowned Illinois Basic Economic Development Course is instructed by 20 experienced and successful Professionals. First hand knowledge is shared by practitioners (each with at least 15 years of experience) who have worked in several different states around the country. You will learn from professionals that are certified CEcD economic developers, AICP Planners, and SIOR Real Estate executives.
Cindy Cobetto is administrative coordinator for the Illinois BEDC. She is Coordinator of Conferences and Institutes for Educational Outreach at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. For registration questions, contact Cindy at 618-650-2164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BASIC Economic Development Course - established 1968
Accredited by the International Economic Development Council
Illinois BEDC is held annually in mid-October in METRO CHICAGO. The Next Accredited Illinois Basic Economic Development Course is October 21-25, 2019 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Become Involved in the World's Largest Association of Professional Economic Developers. Best Practices. Best Education. Best Networking
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Illinois BEDC Classroom Location
Nicor Headquarters in Naperville IL.
Since 1968, the Illinois Basic Economic Development Course has been a leader in economic development training for professionals from around the country. The course follows the curriculum guidelines for accreditation by the International Economic Development Council and the principles of educator, national economic development leader, and mentor, Dr. Robert Koepke, CEcD, who managed the program for over 25 years. The course is also approved for APA AICP CM points.