2022 TCED Course Schedule

Proposing to Win  /  January 12 / Nashville

The Proposing to Win TCED elective is being offered in conjunction with TVA.  This 5-hour session is packed with practical tools for planning and crafting RFPs that get noticed and help sell your community.  Expert marketer Heidi Smith, General Manager Global Business for TVA will outline powerful tips to help you compete for jobs and investment at the RFP stage of a project.  Do not miss this effective, interactive session!

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Deep Dive on TIFs & PILOTs  / February 3 / Nashville

The Deep Dive on TIFs & PILOTs one-day elective will enable participants to learn step-by-step processes for these two key economic development financing tools. Case studies and group projects will allow for a fun, interactive session that will promote a better overall understanding of the mechanics of TIFs and PILOTs.

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TN Managing Economic Development Course / March (TBA) / Jackson

This one-and-a-half-day course focuses on building an effective economic development organization at local, state and regional levels. Topics include examining organizational models, measuring performance, management approaches, roles of key leaders, stakeholder relations, navigating the political environment, board management, media relations, communications strategies and strategic planning.

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TN Basic Economic Development Course  /  May 9-12 / Nashville

The TN Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) is a four-day comprehensive course, accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and practices needed to be successful in today’s complex economic environment.

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TN Economic Development Basic Finance Course  /  June (TBA) / Chattanooga

This one-and-a-half-day, hands-on course focuses on the variety of development finance tools available in Tennessee, from bonds, tax credits, PILOT and TIF, to federal financing programs, revolving loan funds and access to capital lending resources. Through case studies, course participants will explore the pros and cons of utilizing the various tools in the economic development finance toolbox.  

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TN Workforce Development Course / August (TBA) / Nashville

Workforce and talent development are the top challenges in economic development today. This one-and-a-half-day course is designed to help economic development practitioners, government officials and other community leaders at state, regional and local levels understand current trends, best practices, available resources and partnership approaches to building a competitive workforce.

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Winning Websites for Economic Development / September (TBA) / Virtual

New Elective - More information coming soon !  

TN Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development Course  /  November (TBA)  /  Knoxville

This one-and-a-half day interactive course will explore the economic impact of small businesses on local and regional economies; needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses and available resources to assist them; effective networks and strategies to support entrepreneurship and small business development.  

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