Welcome to the 39th New England Economic Development Course

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What we offer

We offer a week long intensive economic development course designed to increase the understanding of economic development. Our purpose is to provide those interested in economic development, or new to the field, with a foundation of primary elements of the economic development profession.  

New England Economic Development Course 2017

The next New England Economic Development Course is being offered on August 28-31, 2017 at the Double Tree Bradley International Hotel, 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike in Windsor Locks, CT.

Testimonials from Students

We thought you would be interested in some testimonies from students who participated in the course:   

Expands the thought process of your local economic developer & opportunity to learn all the key elements that allow you to become a productive economic developer.

             -Richard Griffin, Jr. MA   

A comprehensive, thought-provoking overview of the core elements of economic development.


            -Jared Duval, VT  

Provides experienced perspectives on changes we may experience in our communities. 

           -Tim Moore, CT   

Provides current tools, trends and concepts for growing a community. A great asset for all economic developers.

Comprehensive and inspiring! Instructors provide tremendous insight based on decades of experience.   

Outstanding information and references that can be utilized far beyond a few weeks after class. Great foundational materials and fascinating presentations!

An engaging, interactive economic development 101 course with opportunity for discussions and debate.

             -Josh Best, MO       

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About Us

Commitment to the Profession

  The New England Economic Development Course has been successfully serving the needs of those interested in economic development for 39 years. The course rotates around the New England states with many participants coming from all other regions.  This time of year is spectacular in New England.   

Progam Benefit

  The program is designed to enable you to play an effective role in economic development in your area and to provide a foundation for those inter­ested in a career path in the economic develop­ment profession.   


Upon successfully competing the course, a certificate will be given. This course, accredited by the Interna­tional Economic Development Council (IEDC), is part of the core curriculum required to qualify for IEDC’s Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam.     


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Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.

Feel free to contact us by email or by phone.

E-mail: mwaterhouse@snet.net

Telephone: 860.379.7449

New England Economic Development Course

Double Tree Bradley International Hotel, 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT

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