Monday, November 16, 2020
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:00 pm -1:30 pm Four Fundamentals of Economic Development: An Overview
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Business Recruitment
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Business Retention and Expansion
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Tourism as an Economic Engine
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Break
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Growing Your Own - The Role of Entrepreneurism in Economic Development
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Select from one of two concurrent learning tracks:
Economic Development Practitioner Track:
8:30 am - 9:15 am Economic Development and Higher Ed
9:15 am - 10:00 am Workforce and Economic Development
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:00 am Asset Based Development: Using the Unique Features of Your Community
EDA/IDA Members and Staff Track:
8:30 am - 9:15 am IDAs/EDAs: The Basics
9:15 am -10:00 am Financing Tools Available to Localities to Facilitate Economic Development and Redevelopment
10:00 am -1015 am Break
10:15 am - 11:00 am Utilizing IDAs/EDAs - Beyond the Basics
11:00 am -11:45 am Economic Development in Virginia: A Public Policy View
11:45 am Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date.
In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.
Additional Information: This is a virtual session. All participants will require a laptop and a Zoom account. For those who already have Zoom installed, please make sure to update to the latest version - THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
All necessary literature, materials and instructions to access the virtual session will be sent to you one week prior to the training.