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Training Programs

The following are comprehensive training modules for EDO Board Members and / or Staff.  These are often presented concurrently to A, B, and / or MDD Boards with City Council as well.  The series shown is intended to evolve from introductory level knowledge as an economic development foundation, to more in-depth and technical topics.

  • Ramping Up Your Economic Development Program: An overview of all aspects of implementing or enhancing an efficient and productive Economic Development program. (Board / Staff)
  • BRE Programs Overview Provide a comprehensive presentation highlighting a variety of BRE programs from simple to complex.  Discuss with the Board and Staff which programs might be a best fit at this time and ways to implement the programs with current resources. (Board / Staff)
  • Local Incentives Overview An informal overview of various potential local incentives, how they are authorized, identified, and incorporated into incentive agreements. (Board / Council / Staff)
  • Understanding the Planning & Development ProcessAn overview of Planning and Development processes; basic definitions, Comprehensive Plan components and basic planning and engineering. (Board / Staff)
  • Incentive Policies – Analysis – AgreementsAn informal overview of incentive policies, analysis of incentive proposals, and writing comprehensive incentive agreements. (Board / Staff)

Typical Format

  • PPT presentation with informal discussion
  • 1.5 – 2 hours