The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) is conducting the Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course for those who are interested in learning the fundamentals of economic development as well as those working toward certification in the field.
The five-day course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Classes will be instructed in: Real Estate Development and Reuse; Business Retention, Attraction, and Expansion; Economic Development Strategic Planning; Economic Development Marketing; Small Business Development; Business Research; Workforce Development; and other courses.
Overnight accommodations have been arranged at a reduced rate for those attending the course at Courtyard by Marriott at Ripken Stadium. Call the hotel directly at (410) 272-0440 to reserve your room. Please mention MEDA for the reduced rate.
MEDA will also hold their Annual MEDA Crab Feast at Ripken Stadium during a minor league baseball game July 30. In addition to an Ironbirds baseball game, the ticket includes steamed crabs, hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages and ice cream. Children and families are welcome. Please use the basic course registration form to secure your ticket for the crab feast. You do not have to attend the course to attend the crab feast.
Crab Feast is $45 for members and non-members
The Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course will be held as follows:
Higher Education & Conference Center @ HEAT
1201 Technology Drive
Aberdeen, Md. 21001
$450 for MEDA members and $600 for Non-Members (includes membership for one year)
HOW: Register online or call 410-575-6027