(Located near Exit 61)
Event: Starts at noon on the 12th and ends at 6 pm on the 14th
BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY
We are pleased to invite you to attend Fuel the Growth – 2023: Advancing Economic Development in Communities from September 12-14, 2023, at Black Hills State University–Rapid City!
This Basic Economic Development Course will cover 10 economic development topics. Participants will learn from experts and colleagues through presentations, panel discussions, case studies, and networking opportunities. Topics will include:
COURSE TRAINING SCHEDULE, CERTIFICATE, AND CREDIT OPTIONS
This is not an IEDC-accredited Basic Economic Development Course and does not provide IEDC continuing education credit. All Fuel the Growth - 2023 registrants who participate in the full 2.5-day Course will be awarded a non-credit certificate from Black Hills State University.
Non-Credit Certificates : Black Hills State University (BHSU) will award a non-credit certificate to each participant who attends the full Course (September 12-14, 2023).
University Academic Credit: Information regarding university academic credit that may be earned for attendance and participation in this Course ( Fuel the Growth - 2023) will be emailed to registrants on or before September 8.
Informative, innovative, and engaging sessions have been planned for 2023! Please take time to review the At-A-Glance Course schedule that is now available on this site!
SPEAKER SLIDE DECKS (password protected)
Slides will only be available through Monday, September 25th, 2023.
|TUESDAY, SEPT 12||11:00 am-12:00 noon||Registration/Check-in|
|12:00 noon-12:30 pm||Welcome & Opening Remarks|
|12:30-1:30 pm||Managing an Economic Development Corporation|
|1:45-2:45 pm||Economic Development Marketing & Attraction: Part 1|
|3:00-4:00 pm||Economic Development Marketing & Attraction: Part 2|
|WEDNESDAY, SEPT 13||7:00-7:45 am||Continental Breakfast/ Networking|
|7:45-8:00 am||Welcome and Schedule Review|
|8:00-10:00 am||Business Retention & Expansion|
|10:15 am-12:15 pm||Economic Development Finance|
|1:00-2:00 pm||Ethics: Part 1|
|2:15-3:15 pm||Ethics: Part 2|
|3:30-5:30||Strategic Planning & Vision|
|THURSDAY, SEPT 14||7:00–7:45 am||Continental Breakfast/Networking|
|7:45-8:00||Welcome and Schedule Review|
|8:00-9:00||Small Business & Entrepreneurship Development: Part 1|
|9:15-10:00 am||Small Business & Entrepreneurship Development: Part 2|
|10:15-11:15 am||Real Estate Development & Reuse|
|12:00 noon-12:45 pm||Lunch/Networking|
|12:45-1:45 pm||Community Neighborhood Development|
|2:00-3:00 pm||Workforce Development: Part 1|
|3:15-4:15 pm||Workforce Development: Part 2|
|4:15-5:15 pm||Closing Session:
Final Announcements Presentation of Certificates