The Crash Course explores the basics of economic development and planning - and how they interact. First, we'll cover diverse topics such as the history of economic development, marketing, the site selection process, and the role of economic developers, among others. This will be followed by a complete discussion of the land use planning process. Included will be the roles of the planner and land use commissions, new urbanism and understanding smart growth.
Registration: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
The formal program will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. - Noon, followed by an informal networking lunch.
Individual Registration Fee - $25 for members of COST or NEDA
Non-member Registration Fee - $40
Town Registration - Towns may register for $75 and bring as many employees as they would like.
This event is sponsored by COST and the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA).
NEDA members understand the value of economic development and the impact it has on each of their respective regions/states. NEDA can assist your organization to create an environment which is conducive to job creation, job retention and capital investment. For more information on NEDA, please visit www.nedaonline.org.
In addition, the lunch is sponsored by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC), For more information, please visit www.cerc.com, a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides economic development services consistent with state strategies, leveraging Connecticut’s unique advantages as a premier business location.