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2017 OEDA Professional Development








Don't miss the first class of the Oregon Certified Economic Developer Program!

Economic Development in Oregon

Wednesday, October 25th
Crown Plaza Portland - Lake Oswego
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The economic development landscape in Oregon is unique. As an Oregon Economic Development Professional, it's important to understand the economic development landscape and make informed decisions.

This interactive 8-credit training covers in depth information regarding Oregon's economy, including the context and tools needed to understand development dynamics, be active in the legislative process, and prepare for challenges and opportunities facing our economy.

Information gained in this 101 course is perfect for those new to the profession and mid-career professionals as it provides a good foundation for the remainder of courses in the Oregon Certified Economic Developer Program.

You'll leave this interactive training with an understanding of:

  • Oregon's economic drivers and key industries
  • Role of exporting in Oregon
  • Oregon's tax structure
  • Oregon Legislature - how the legislature works (long session and short sessions)
  • Tools and resources in Oregon
  • Economic development organizations, what they do, and how to work with them
  • The workforce and education landscape
  • Role of land use in economic development
  • Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies and how to align your strategies

Register Now

Early-Bird Training rates (ends September 29th): $175 for OEDA Members $225 for Non-Members

Training registration includes breakfast, lunch, and class materials.

Thank you to our training sponsor!


Rural Scholarships Available!

OEDA is pleased to offer professional development scholarships to rural communities, in partnership with Business Oregon.

There are six (6) $100 scholarships available for this training. To receive a scholarship, applicants must meet the scholarship criteria. Priority is given to applicants that best meet the criteria and that will benefit most from professional development opportunities.

Applications are due Wednesday, October 4th.

Click here for scholarship information and application!

Rural Professional Development Scholarships made possible by:


Oregon Certified Economic Developer Program

The Oregon Certified Economic Developer Program (OCED) is a formal professional development program aimed at ensuring Oregon's economic development professionals receive the most current and relevant training in topics pertaining to the practice of economic development in Oregon.

Course offerings include topics that benefit professionals in a variety of roles, including business recruitment and retention, tourism and marketing, business development, and community development and planning.

Learn more!