Alabama Prosperity Forum

A series of short courses focusing on areas in which Alabama economic and community developers have expressed a desire for more training.

Overview

With over 20 years of experience in economic and community development education and over 1,000 alumni across Alabama, ECDI is the state’s leading provider of economic and community development education.

Building upon the success of its annual two-week Intensive Economic Development Training Course, ECDI introduced the Alabama Prosperity Forum (APF), a series of short courses focusing on areas in which Alabama economic and community development professionals have expressed a desire for more training.

For each Alabama Prosperity Forum course, ECDI assembles leading economic and community development practitioner-experts to share innovative ideas and best practices based upon proven success.

During each course, participants are given opportunities to ask questions and engage in constructive dialogue about the challenges, possibilities and potential of specific components of the economic development process.

Who Should Attend

Individuals from numerous professional backgrounds and various economic sectors find ECDI's training courses to be highly beneficial. Some of our most common course participants include: economic developers, Chamber of Commerce officials, state and local elected officials, community leaders, utility company representatives, and community and regional planners.

Previous Courses

  • How to Win Projects - December 9-10, 2010 at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
  • Strategies for Retail Development – June 17-18, 2010. The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill, Prattville.
  • Building Successful Communities – March 4-5, 2010 at the Hilton Garden Inn - Auburn/Opelika.
  • Strategies for Workforce Development – December 10-11, 2009 at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
  • "Going Green:" Sustainable Economic Development – June 18-19, 2009 at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
  • Essentials of Economic Development – March 5-6, 2009 at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
  • Strategies for Small Town Success – May 1-2, 2008 at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
  • 2008 Strategies for Retail Development – March 12-13, 2008 at The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill in Prattville.
  • Education and Workforce Development: Making the CONNECTION – November 15-16, 2007 at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
  • 2006 Strategies for Retail Development – April 18-19, 2006 at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

Last Updated: July 19, 2012

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