Georgia Tech Professional Education

IEDC Economic Development Finance

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About the course

The core objective of this analytical course is to explain the financial tools used to stimulate private-sector investment. You will discover ways to produce results in the creation of permanent, private-sector jobs, increased productivity, and improvement in the local tax base. This course meets the professional development elective requirements for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam.

What You Will Learn

  • Current debt
  • Equity
  • Grant
  • Incentive-based financing programs
  • Debt and service ratios calculation
  • Cash-on-cash rate of return
  • Capitalization rates
  • How to underwrite ratios
  • Debt-coverage ratios

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn financial tools used to identify project feasibility.
  • Understand how potential investors measure return on investment (ROI) and how lenders evaluate risk.
  • Work through multiple case studies in order to solidify your knowledge of the finance programs.

Who should attend

This course is designed for economic development professionals pursuing their Certified Economic Developer Accreditation, accredited Certified Economic Developers, or planners accredited through the American Institute of Certified Planners who are seeking continuing-education units.

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Alan Durham

Alan Durham serves as a Project Manager with Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI²) in the Center for Economic Development Research (CEDR). Prior to joining CEDR, Alan worked as an Economic Development Director with city and county governments to accomplish economic development and ...

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