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Auburn Intensive Course


Register Now for Alabama's Leading Economic Development Training Course! 

With over 1,000 alumni, the annual two-week Intensive Economic Development Training Course is Alabama's top choice for economic development training. You will not find a better introduction to teh basics of economic development!


The first week of the 2017 Intensive Course will be held July 10-14. The second week will be conducted September 11-14. The Intensive Course will be held in the Goodwin Rooms of the Auburn University Alumni Center, located at 317 South College Street in Auburn.


About the Course: Presented by the Auburn University Government & Economic Development Institute (GEDI), the Intensive Course introduces participants to all phases of the economic development process. Instructors represent the field's most effective practitioners from throughout the state and nation.


The Intensive Course is divided into two one-week sessions. The first week is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and fulfills one of the prerequisites for taking the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam, It provides an intensive overview of general economic development concepts and principals. The second week focuses on important issues and resources and is especially valuable to economic developers and community leaders practicing in Alabama. 


Register Online: Click Here to register online, or register via phone at 334.844.4782. The registration fee of $650 includes both weeks. (Registration fees will not be reimbursed after July 1, 2017.)


Hotel Reservations: Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participant and are not included in the course registration fee. GEDI has reserved a limited block of rooms at the Hotel at Auburn University (located less than a block from the AU Alumni Center) for each session. The group rate is $125/night (plus tax). Reservations can be made by calling the Hotel at 800.228.2876; indicate that you are attending the GEDI Intensive Economic Development Training Course when making reservations in order to receive the special rate. 


Certificates: Session I participants will receive a certificate of completion for the IEDC-accredited AU Basic Economic Development Course. Participants who attend both sessions will also receive a certificate of completion for the Intensive Economic Development Training Course. Students must be present for 90% of a course in order to receive a certificate. 



For More Information: For more information, contact Amelia Stehouwer at or 334.844.5394, or visit the course website at




With over 30 years of experience, GEDI at Auburn University is the state's leading provider of economic development education and training. 

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