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BMC 325 Economic Development: Establishing the Foundation

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Course Description

The function of economic development is often complex, and understanding your role in the process will be key both to the success of your career, and to the overall success of economic development in your community. There is no one way to do community economic development so each community, organization or volunteer will approach it differently.

This course will provide you with a good foundation of knowledge, tools and resources for working within community economic development and with elected officials, economic development practitioners, and stakeholders.

Course Details

Broad Learning Outcome:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the basic concepts and strategies to apply community-driven economic development principles in your community.

Supporting Learning Outcome Statements:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify what economic development is
  • Determine your role in the function of economic development
  • Examine the principles and theories of economic development and how economic development forms the foundation of every community
  • Explain the concept of community economic development (CED) versus traditional economic development
  • Identify how projects link into the continuous process of community-driven economic development
  • Describe the key elements of an economic development strategic plan
  • Identify the tools and resources that can help economic developers successfully meet local development challenges and opportunities


  BMC 325 - 007 Economic Development: Establishing the Foundation  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Available
Online:   22 Nov 2016 to 20 Dec 2016
Hours: 15.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $365.00
Delivery Options:  Online
Instructor(s): Holly Sorgen
  Reading List / Textbook:  

Required Textbook

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  Section Notes:  

This course is offered by Economic Developers Alberta. If you wish to have credits applied to Continuing Education’s Professional Management Certificate – Economic Developers, you will need to contact our office at 403-220-2988. Credits for the Community Economic Development courses equals 2/3 of the instruction hours to a maximum of 30 hours, i.e. for a 15 hour course you will receive 10 hours credit.

This course will be delivered using Desire2Learn (D2L). To learn more about D2L, please visit the Continuing Education D2L page.

Unless notified, the course will not be available until 9 am start date.


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