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Economic Development Specialists

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Goodman & Associates

Real-world solutions for communities engaged in economic development

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Introduction to Economic Development

This on-site course offers a one-day overview to economic development designed specifically for local leaders such as elected officials, board members, business people, and volunteers. Highlights:

  • Business location trends

  • Benefits of regional and organizational partnerships

  • Roles of different stakeholders in the economic development process

  • Importance of community strategic planning for economic development

  • The four key economic development practices

➧ Business recruitment

➧ New business development

➧ Business retention

➧ Business expansion

➧ Demographic assessment

➧ Retail analysis

➧ Labor force analysis

➧ Economic base analysis

• Technical assistance support programming provided

Workforce Development

Our training program provides information and technical assistance that empowers local leaders’ efforts to address the needs of their workforce. This is essential because:

...when businesses are looking to locate or expand operations, they see a well-trained, abundant workforce as their #1 requirement; and

...most community leaders have not been familiarized with the specific knowledge and skills needed to craft and execute effective workforce development strategies.

Workforce development training is designed for and targeted towards:

➧ Local elected officials

➧ Educators

➧ Business and industry leaders

➧ Public and private entities

➧ Non-profits

This one-day program of instruction can be hosted by planning districts, economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and others.

Each locally-delivered program is tailored to local needs and includes a detailed data package specific to the community and region.

Elected officials

This flagship course offers a half-day overview of economic development specifically for local elected officials. Highlights:

  • Regional effects of business development

  • Benefits of regional and organizational relationships

  • Roles of different stakeholders in the economic development process

  • Importance of community strategic planning for economic development

  • The four key economic development practices

➧ Business recruitment

➧ New business development

➧ Business retention

➧ Business expansion

Topic-specific

• Business recruitment and incentives

• Business retention and expansion

• Retail development

• Understanding economic development research

• Understanding economic impacts analysis and its uses

• Community assessments and strategic planning

• Community development

TRAINING

Contact us today for your economic development training requirements

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