Business Retention and Expansion Training Course

Posted by on August 11, 2008

Are Your Businesses Here to Stay?

The International Economic Development Council presents: Business Retention and Expansion Training Course

Date: August 26-27, 2008

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

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Register by Tuesday, August 12th and save with our Registration Price-Break!

While attracting a new company to a community gets lots of press attention, an even more important economic development strategy is the retention and expansion of a community’s existing businesses. A strong business retention and expansion program ensures that the needs of local businesses are being not only heard, but addressed.

In this course, attendees will learn the “red flags” that may indicate a company is looking to move elsewhere. Attendees will learn how to structure an effective system to respond to business concerns.

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Course Highlights:
* Establishing and organizing a BRE program
* Creating effective models for business visitations and surveys
* Tracking feedback and response
* Fostering and strengthening business alliances

Laith Wardi, CEcD, President, ExecutivePulse, Inc.
Del Birch, Vice President, ExecutivePulse, Inc.

Deadline for IEDC Education Scholarships Extended!

Send in your application by August 19th to be considered

The International Economic Development Council is proud to offer two (2) scholarships to be applied toward the registration fee for an IEDC Economic Development Education course of the recipient’s choice.  Submit your application by August 19th to be considered.

The award value for each scholarship represents approximately $500. A scholarship will be awarded to an IEDC member and non-member each. Scholarship applicants should work for an organization that is based in a distressed community. Examples include, but are not limited to, community-based organizations, Main Street organizations and community development corporations.

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