BASIC Economic Development Course - established 1968
Accredited by the International Economic Development Council
Wayne White Counties
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
Kimberly Porter, AICP
University Park, Illinois
Or are you interested in Economic Development Training?
Scholarships (Course cost only) are available from the following sponsors.
Scholarships are awarded to applicants at the discretion of the sponsors.
Scholarship Recipients Must agree to pay for their own travel, lodging and meal expenses.
Scholarships are awarded based on Need, and Geographical Location.
(For example, Nicor Gas scholarships are only awarded to professionals working in Nicor Gas territory.)
Apply Early, as scholarships are limited. It is recommended to apply before August 1.
Please Apply by August 1
Nicor Gas - (If your community is served by Nicor Gas) - Contact Bernie Anderson - 309-261-4155 - firstname.lastname@example.org
ComEd - (If your community is served by ComEd) - Contact Ed Sitar - 630-437-2571 - Edward.email@example.com
Ameren - (If your community is served by Ameren)- Contact Cheryl Welge - 217-532-8240 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoosier Energy - (If your community is served by Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative or Hoosier Energy) - Contact Jeremy Sowders - email@example.com - 812-876-0229
Illinois Economic Development Association- -(If you are a PAID MEMBER OF ILEDA) - Contact Rob French - firstname.lastname@example.org - 217-789-6252
Community DISASTER Hardship Assistance - If your ILLINOIS community recently experienced a Major Natural Disaster, the Loss of a Major Local Employer, or other extreme economic issues, hardship assistance may be available for you to attend this course. Before August 1, Contact Ivan Baker at 815-663-7483 A full scholarship including expenses may be available to a Hardship Community Professional that is the designated economic development representative for the municipality.