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The Intensive Retail Development Course is a two-day course presented by the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) at Auburn University. ECDI has offered a retail development courseon a biannual basis since 2006. This year's course will be held at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville at Capitol Hill on December 6-7 and feature new speakers, proven ideas, and Alabama success stories.
The 2012 Intensive Retail Development Course will include:
With over 25 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 a series of short courses focusing on areas in which Alabama economic and community development professionals have expressed a desire for more training. The Intensive Retail Development Course is part of this important training series.
Individuals from numerous professional backgrounds and various economic sectors will find this to be a highly-beneficial training and networking opportunity. Some of ECDI's most common course participants include: economic developers, Chamber of Commerce staff and board members, state and local elected officials, community leaders, utility company representatives, community and regional planners, economic and industrial development board members, workforce development representatives, and County Extension Coordinators. This course would also be especially appealing to anyone interested in downtown, locally-owned, big box and large corporate, or any other type of community retail development.
|Thursday, December 6||Friday, December 7th|
|8:30 AM||Opening Session||8:00 AM||Opening Session|
|11:45 AM||Break for Lunch||12 noon||Adjournment|
|1:00 PM||First Afternoon Session|
|5:00 PM||Reception with Site Selectors|
Participants may register by any of the following:
Refund Policy: ECDI will not issue direct cash refunds for this course. Instead, the registration fee may be applied to another future ECDI course.
The course will be held at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville at Capitol Hill, located at 2500 Legends Circle in Prattville. Hotel reservations are not included in the course fee.
A special rate of $119/night plus tax is available to course participants for Wednesday, December 5th and Thursday, December 6th on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please indicate that you are attending this ECDI course in order to receive this rate.
Hotel reservations can be made by calling The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill at (800) 593-6429.
If you have questions about this course, please contact Amelia Stehouwer, ECDI Research & Training Specialist, at email@example.com or (334) 844-5394.
Last Updated: November 13, 2012