Heartland EDC follows three tracks: Getting your Organization Ready, Getting your "Product" Ready, and Strengthening and Growing your Business Base.

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March 29 or April 5 (must attend one)

8:00 a.m. Strategic Planning for Economic Development

April 22

4-7 p.m. Optional evening reception and course check-in at the Adams Pointe Conference Center

April 23

7:00 a.m. Course registration

8 a.m. Course opening

  • Managing an EDO
  • Ethics in Economic Development (Part 1)
  • Workforce Development & Talent Attraction
  • Networking Dinner!

April 24

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic Development Financing
  • Neighborhood/Community Development/Main Street (community tours)
  • KC Dinner & Networking!

April 25

7 a.m. Professional Development Pathways (optional)

  • Real Estate Development
  • Ethics (part 2)
  • Business Retention & Expansion (tour and mock BRE interview)
  • Dinner on your own

April 26

  • Understanding Site Selection
  • Responding to an RFI

Adjourn by noon


Upon satisfactory completion of the course and a course evaluation, participants receive a completion certificate and can continue their training with the International Economic Development Council's professional development series, or the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.