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EDA CEDS TRAINING

A NEW APPROACH TO DEVELOPING YOUR
COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

This training opportunity is provided to help Economic Development Districts implement the new EDA CEDS Guidelines and develop a plan that not only meets federal requirements but turns ideas into action. This program will cover everything from public engagement to intelligence-based SWOT to effective benchmarking, measurements and evaluation.

This training is offered by MarksNelson, LLC with assistance from the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District, and with support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration – Denver Regional Office.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Economic Development Districts
  • Designated Tribal Organizations
  • Regional Planning Organizations
  • University Centers and Affiliated Organizations
  • Executive Directors
  • Planning Directors and Key Planning Staff
  • EDD Board Members
  • CEDS Committee Members

SAMPLE AGENDA

8:00
8:30
8:45
9:00
9:45
10:30
10:45
11:15
12:00
1:00
1:45
2:30
2:45
3:30
4:14
4:45

Registration
Welcome
Overview & Changes to CEDS Guidelines
SWOT Analysis
Public Engagement
Break
Resiliency
Developing a Strategic Action Plan, Review, and Update
Lunch — Data Sources
Benchmarking, Measurements, and Evaluation
Assignment, Delegation, Collaboration, and Accountability
Break
Peer Exchange Roundtables: Critical CEDS Components
The Final Document — Format, Content, Incorporating EDA Changes
Statewide Planning Coordination and Streamlined Strategic Planning
Wrap Up

VENUE ACCOMMODATIONS

Your registration fee includes training, meeting materials, and lunch. Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of each participant. Below is information regarding the venues and hotel accommodations for each of the three training events:

October 4, 2017

 

Billings, Montana
Training Venue
Radisson Hotel Billings
5500 Midland Rd, Billings, MT
59101

Website
A limited block of rooms has been secured at the Radisson Hotel Billings at a discounted rate of $89 per night for reservations made by 9/20/2017. Reference “GCRP” to receive the special rate while rooms are available. Reservations can be made by calling 406-248-7701 or 1-800-333-3333.

October 11, 2017

 

Denver, Colorado
Training Venue
Embassy Suites Denver Southeast
7525 East Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80231

Website
A limited block of rooms has been secured at the Embassy Suites Denver Southeast at a discounted rate of $145 per night for reservations made by 9/15/2017. Reference “MarksNelson Training” to receive the special rate while rooms are available. Reservations can be made by calling 303-696-6644.

October 17, 2017

 

Kansas City Area / Olathe, Kansas
Training Venue
Embassy Suites Kansas City – Olathe
10401 S. Ridgeview Rd, Olathe, Ks 66061

Website
A limited block of rooms has been secured at the Embassy Suites Kansas City – Olathe at a discounted rate of $159 per night for reservations made by 9/18/2017. The three-letter code MNC will enable your guests to make their room reservations online here, through Hilton Reservations at (800) EMBASSY (362-2779) or the hotel directly at (913) 353-9280.