Applied Economic Development Honors Program

Our goal is to develop well-prepared, professional economic developers through an experiential, hands-on learning process that teaches emerging practitioners the skills and knowledge necessary to handle the challenges of multi-dimensional economic development.

The curriculum will include:

  • Project Management
  • Lead Generation
  • Business Development Strategies
  • Staff Teamwork
  • Professional Development
  • Personal Development
  • Community Development
  • Sustaining Existing Industry
  • Growing Existing Industry
  • Effective Marketing
  • Economic Issues
  • “Moneyball” analytics and data usage
  • Local Political Dynamics