Basic Economic Development Course (IEDC Certified)
Providing a solid foundation for entry-level economic development practitioners, Basic Economic Development Courses serve as the equivalent to IEDC's Introduction to Economic Development course in preparation for the IEDC Certification exam. Accreditation by IEDC ensures that each BEDC covers subject areas determined to be the core building blocks in any economic development organization.
These courses are run independently from IEDC and independently from one another. If you would like more information or would like to register, please use the given contact for each course for more detailed information.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Annex 600 Loyola Avenue located behind the Energy Centre has a parking garage.
Rates: Cash Only
From 0 to 1 hours $ 4.00
From 1 to 2 hours $ 6.00
From 2 to 4 hours $ 8.00
From 4 to 12 hours $12.00
From 12 to 24 hours $20.00
Central Parking has a lot located at 1000 Poydras Street. Payment is made via the machine, which takes cash or credit cards.
Street/Meter parking around the borders of the building.
- Parking on the 4th floor of the Energy Centre Annex Garage. The parking garage entrances are located at Poydras Street and Rampart Street
- Street/meter parking and cash ground lots available around the borders of the building.
What are nearby recommended hotels?
There are several nearby hotels. LIDEA recommends the following options as having always provided good service and a reasonable cost:
Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola, New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 561-1234 (Reg rate $219)
Hyatt House, 1250 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 648-3418 (Reg rate $219)
Sheraton, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 525-2500 (Reg rate $167)