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Training: Business Retention & Expansion

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday, May 7, 2020
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites Hood River
1 Nichols Pkwy
Hood River, OR 97031

REGISTER HERE


** REGISTRATION INCLUDES CLASS MATERIALS, BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND COFFEE/BEVERAGE SERVICE.  STUDENTS WILL HAVE ONLINE ACCESS TO ALL CLASS MATERIALS FOR A PERIOD OF TIME FOLLOWING THE CLASS.

Join us for the next course in the Oregon Economic Development Training Program to learn about approaches and strategies for business retention and expansion. Participation in this training session also counts as 8 credits towards the Oregon Certified Economic Developer Program.

Course Information
Business retention and expansion (BRE) is a core feature of an economic development program.  It’s important to understand why communities do BRE and what activities and program comprise a BRE strategy.

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

  • Overview of BRE and why communities do BRE
  • Establishing a BRE program, Do’s and Don’ts of BRE, and discussing infrastructure
  • Programs/Resources available for BRE, Key Partners to involve in a BRE program
  • Putting Learning and Resources into Practices (Actionable ways to use the information provided)

Discount Hotel Block
OEDA does have a small block of rooms available at the Hampton Inn for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at a special rate.  Use this link to book or call (541) 436-1600. The Group Name is OEDA.  If the group block is full, there may still be availability that the hotel can extend to you or additional local lodging options.

Rural Scholarships Available

OEDA is pleased to offer professional development scholarships to rural communities, in partnership with Business Oregon and the Ford Family Foundation. Scholarships are approved on a rolling basis and according to availability of funds.  Individuals that meet the criteria will be notified with an approval email and coupon code. Please await code before registering. Priority is given to applicants that best meet the criteria and that will benefit most from professional development opportunities. View Rural Scholarship Application: OEDA Prof Dev Scholarship Application

Questions? Email info@oeda.biz.

 

REFUNDS: Available within no less than 7 days of event. After such time registration credits are offered.

Details

Date:
May 7
Time:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm