Economic Development Training Program

OEDA provides dynamic year-round training with our economic development education program open to all whose work relates to economic development, business development and job creation. Our classes offer broad-based knowledge of economic opportunities and trends, core competencies, and tools required to compete in today’s global economy with a focus on economic development in Oregon, both urban and rural. This program is produced by OEDA’s Professional Development Committee chaired by Marta Tarantsey (Business Oregon), Tory Banford (City of Salem), and AJ Foscoli (City of Falls City).

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Who Can Attend?
This program is geared toward all members of the economic development community.  Classes may be of interest to: city administrators, land use planners, elected and appointed officials, workforce partners, real estate and finance partners, utilities, and anyone with an interest in economic development and Oregon’s economy. OEDA Members enjoy discounted registration.

Oregon Certified Economic Development Program
Launched in 2017, the OCED program is a formal certification program aimed at ensuring that Oregon’s economic development professionals receive the most current and relevant training in topics in Oregon economic development.  Most classes offered can be applied toward an OCED certification.

Program Sponsors
Our sponsors are passionate about supporting Oregon’s economy.  THANK YOU for making this impactful program possible!