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Ready to Improve your knowledge

in economic development?  


Ready to discuss and learn from real-world professionals with decades of experience and success?

If you are an Early Career Professional with LESS THAN 10 YEARS of Economic Development Experience....Enroll in the Accredited Illinois Basic Economic Development Course Today!

Physical Course Address

Hampton Inn


1087 E. Diehl Road


Illinois BEDC Basic Economic Development Course

1844 Ferry Road, Naperville, IL, United States


Phone: Course Director Ivan Baker 815-224-0645 E-Mail: Director -

E-mail: Course Secretary -

Hotel Arista Naperville


Illinois  BEDC

BASIC Economic Development Course - established 1968

Accredited by the International Economic Development Council 

Luxury Hotel Located next door to Nicor Headquarters Click here for Reservations


You have your CHOICE of Hotels in the Naperville Area.   This course does not offer a Block of Rooms at Any Hotel.  The following are recommended.  All Offer SHUTTLE Service to the Nicor Headquarters Building.  Check all available accommodations at

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"Great in providing the finer points of current economic development tools."

     Bruce Kaniewski, AICP

      Franklin, Wisconsin

Illinois BEDC is held annually in mid-October in METRO CHICAGO.   The Next Accredited Illinois Basic Economic Development Course is October  21-25, 2019                   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER