Learning Outcomes

After completing the Certificate in Local Economic Development, students will:

  • have in-depth knowledge of the economic development process
  • understand governance as it relates to the LED structure
  • understand and execute operations inclusive of mentoring, creating partnerships, and creating alliances through networking
  • hone communication skills pertaining to presentations, media relations, and communications planning
  • understand how to conduct tactical and strategic municipal planning and build strategies
  • understand how to create and present marketing/sales plans
  • have a good understanding of financial statements, budgets, the ability to analyze risks and create business plans