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COURSE: Economic Development in Oregon Fundamentals

November 5, 2020 @ 8:30 am - November 6, 2020 @ 11:30 am


Join us for the next course in the Oregon Economic Development Training Program to learn about essential features and tools for economic development in Oregon. This training will be delivered virtually over two half-days on the mornings of November 5th and 6th. The course will combine live sessions, written materials, prerecorded segments, and two interactive round-tables. Please reserve 8:30 – 11:30 am on both days and a refined agenda will be sent to registrants.

Note: OEDA has lowered registration fees to reflect the absence of catering costs and to support affordability and access to these essential trainings during this time.

Participation in this training session also counts towards the Oregon Certified Economic Developer Credential Program.

Course Information
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 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. We will inevitably touch on how the Oregon economy and some features of practice are impacted by COVID-19. This course is perfect for those new to the profession as well as for mid-career professionals as it provides a good foundation for the additional economic development trainings in our 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
-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

REFUND POLICY: Because this class is delivered virtually, we will not be issuing refunds. In some cases we may be able to issue a future credit.


November 5, 2020 @ 8:30 am
November 6, 2020 @ 11:30 am