Economic Development Seminar Begins Next Week

Posted: September 6, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Office of Continuing and Professional Education at the Prince William Campus will offer a two-day economic development seminar on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 14 and 15.

The seminar is targeted to a wide array of people, from entry-level employees of economic or community development agencies to experienced economic developers who want to enhance their knowledge. Volunteers, board members and staff members of economic development organizations, as well as students who are considering a career in economic development, will benefit from the seminar.

Some of the topics to be covered are:

  • Economic development best practices

  • The nine commandments of economic development

  • The rise of public-private partnerships

  • What a strategic plan can do for you

  • The art of the deal

  • How to use incentives

  • Performance measurement

  • Players and politics

  • The role of states and the federal government

Speakers include:

  • Miles Friedman, who heads the National Association of State Development Agencies and chairs the Prince William County Economic Development Council

  • Roger Stough, the NOVA Endowed Chair, eminent scholar and professor of public policy, associate dean for research, development and external relations and director of the Mason Enterprise Center in the School of Public Policy at George Mason

  • Martin Briley, executive director of the Prince William County Department of Economic Development

  • Maury Forman, director of professional development services for the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development

The seminar will be held at the Prince William Campus; the exact location will be provided with registration confirmation.

The cost of $329 includes parking, two lunches, a continental breakfast and certificate of attendance. Download the program brochure and registration form at ocpe.gmu.edu.

For more information, call 703-993-8335.

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