Economic Development Course

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/20/2014 - 07/24/2014
All Day

Location
Global Resource Center

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The annual New Mexico Economic Development Course is a one week intensive training event that explores how to select the right combination of strategies to cost-effectively create jobs in communities. For more information, contact 575.538.6342. More information here. 

SCHEDULE:

Sunday, July 20

11:00-4:00 Mustang Village open for checking in

11:30-4:00 Course check-in

12:00-3:50 Economic Development Overview

4:00-4:50 Course orientation

6:30-8:00 President’s Reception

Monday, July 21    

8:00- 10:00 Perspectives on Community/Neighborhood Development Issues – Lazy Fair, Part I

10:00- 10:15 Break

10:15- 12:10 Understanding Your Community; Strategic Planning

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:15 Understanding Your Prospect’s Perspective

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-5:25 Real Estate Development and Reuse

6:30- 8:00 Social and Dinner – Bear Mountain Lodge 

Tuesday, July 22     

8:00  -  9:50 Managing an Economic Development Organization

9:50 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 11:30 Using Social Networking to Attract Lone Eagles

11:45 – 12:45 Lunch – Silver City Museum; Mainstreet Presentation

12:45  -  2:00 Tour of Historic Downtown Silver City

2:15-  5:00 Marketing and Researching Your Community

6:00 -  ? Dinner at Wrangler’s Bar & Grill

Wednesday, July 23

8:00- 9:50 Financing Economic Development, Lazy Fair Part II

9:50 – 10:05 Break

10:05-11:55 Workforce Development

12:00- 1:30 Lunch – The Arts and Economic Development

1:45 -3:15 An Overview of New Mexico’s Border Region; a Microcosm of Global Trade Issues

3:15- 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:15 Business Retention and Expansion Processes

5:30-6:30 Case Study Preparation

6:30  -  . . . Pizza supper/Case Study Preparation

Thursday, July 24

8:00- 9:50 Ethics & Economic Development

9:50-10:00 Break

10:00-11:20 Economic Development on Native American Lands

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 2:15 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Development

2:30-3:00 Preparation for group casy study presentation

3:00-4:00 Group case study presentation

4:00-5:00 Presentation of Certificates of Completion

5:00-7:00 Optional review session for test takers, Residence Hall checkout (or plan a Friday checkout)

7:00-. . . Dinner on your own

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