KEDA offers two scholarships to attend the Heartland Economic Development Course (HEDC). The scholarship pays the tuition cost of $595. Look for more information on the scholarships coming soon. The organization also offers up to $1,000 for other in person and online learning offered by national and multi-state professional development organizations such as International Economic Development Council, Economic Development Institute, National Rural Economic Development Association, Mid-America Economic Development Council, the National Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council and Community Development Institute. Professional development learning opportunities presented by other entities may be authorized by the Scholarship Committee.
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2022 HEARTLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COURSE
Registration is now open. Click on this link to register - Registration. Heartland 2022 will be at the Adams Pointe Conference Center in Blue Springs, MO, April 26-29, 2022. Click on this link - Heartland Economic Development Course for more information.
The Heartland Economic Development Course (HEDC) offers intensive training in the basic concepts, information, methods, and strategies of local economic development. A diverse and experienced faculty, composed of both academicians and practitioners, gives an excellent blend of theory and practice. Course content is oriented toward practical applications. Graduation from HEDC fulfills one of the education prerequisites for those who wish to take examinations for Certified Economic Development (CEcD) designation.