Who should attend
Aimed at professionals in the areas of municipal government planning, development, and bylaw enforcement. Students range from development officers, planning technicians, land use, environmental, and community planners, to resources managers, government officials, consultants, developers, lawyers, zoning administrators, administrators in smaller municipalities, and others involved in planning processes.
About the course
Students will examine the municipal economic development process through an analysis of the objectives, key players, and program options. The objective will be to have an understanding of the relationship between community and economic development and to be able to recognize the key issues, while looking at various alternatives and current trends.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the role of economics and its relevance to economic development.
- Identify the importance of clustering and community economic development.
- Learn the processes involved in creating an economic development plan.
- Explore the use of SWOT and PEST analysis in economic development.
- Define the importance of public-private partnerships in economic development.
- Understand the factors related to economic development such as marketing, promotion, target markets, the Internet, and site selection.
- Recognize the importance of innovation and diversity in an economy.
- Understand the potential consequences of unbalanced economic development.
Michael Brown has extensive experience in urban planning, including land use and housing. He is the founder of Brown and Associates Consulting, which is focused on supporting communities to utilize their assets and achieve development and sustainability outcomes. Michael has a passion for transit...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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