2023 TCED Course Schedule

Embracing Generational & Cultural Differences / February 15 / Virtual 

This virtual elective will explore how to effectively engage and embrace cultural and generational differences in your community and in the workplace.  More details to follow...

TN Business Retention and Expansion / March 29-30 / Jackson

This one-and-a half-day course focuses on how to develop, implement and evaluate an effective retention and expansion program. Course topics include promoting existing businesses, addressing sudden and unexpected losses of major employers, and the importance of retooling both the workplace and workforce.

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TN Basic Economic Development Course / May 8-11 / 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 Marketing & Attraction Course / June 14-15 / Chattanooga

The TN Marketing & Attraction Course is a one-and-a-half-day, hands-on course that covers the basics of developing and implementing a high-impact marketing and attraction plan. While this course emphasizes business attraction, new business development, existing business and community development are included as a part of a comprehensive approach.

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TN Economic Resiliency Course / August 23-24 / Franklin

The interactive TN Economic Resiliency Course will spotlight real life “cause and effect” case studies presented and dissected by leading economic development practitioners and resiliency experts.  The one-and-a-half-day course topics include defining disasters, crisis mitigation, resiliency strategies, lessons learned and resiliency resources.

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Telling Your Community's Story / September 27 / Virtual 

Storytelling is one of the most important skills in putting your community's best foot forward.  This virtual elective will teach you how to craft and communicate compelling stories that make your community stand out and be noticed.  More details to follow.... 

TN Managing Economic Development Course / November 14-15 / Knoxville

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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