The Basic Course

July 18 - 22, 2021  *  Albuquerque, NM
Holiday Inn & Suites  *  5050 Jefferson St. NE

Course Schedule

  • All meals and events will take place at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 2nd Floor.
  • For virtual participants, all presentations will be live via Zoom, unless otherwise indicated.
  • The registration cost for in-person participants includes meals, snacks and refreshments.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served Monday through Thursday.
  • Dinner will be served Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Monday is on your own).
  • A cash bar will be available during all dinner services.
  • Snacks and refreshments will be available during all breaks.
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Day 1 - Sunday, July 18th
12:00 - 1:00p Registration on site and online
1:00 - 1:30p Welcome / Introductions / Course Orientation
1:30 - 2:30p Perspectives of Economic Development - Kenny McDonald, CEcD (Virtual Presentation)
2:30 - 2:45p Break
2:45 - 5:00p Managing an EDO – Rep. Patty Lundstrom, CEcD
5:30 - 8:00p Welcome Dinner and Legislative Discussion led by Rep. Patty Lundstrom, CEcD (Alumni)
Day 2 - Monday, July 19th
8:00a Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30a Community Development - Noreen Scott, CEcD
10:30 - 10:45a Break
10:45 - 11:45a Understanding Your Community - Tom Garrity
11:45a - 12:45p Lunch
12:45 - 2:45p Strategic Planning – Mark Lautman, CEcD
2:45 - 3:00p Break
3:00 - 5:00p Community Assessment Panel - Mark Lautman CEcD, Moderator
5:00p Dinner on your own -or- with interest group
Day 3 - Tuesday, July 20th
7:30a Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00a Understanding Your Prospects - Jay Moon, CEcD
10:00 - 10:15a Break
10:15a - 12:15p BR&E – Eric Canada and Danielle Casey, CEcD
12:15 - 1:00p Lunch
1:00 - 3:00p Business Attraction – J.J. Johnston, CEcD
3:00 - 3:15p Break
3:15 - 6:00p Workforce – Pat Vanderpool, CEcD
6:30p Dinner
Day 4 - Wednesday, July 21st
7:15a Breakfast
7:30 - 9:30a Ethics – Mary Ann Moon, CEcD
9:30 - 9:45a Break
9:45 - 11:45a Research and Statistics – Nathan Tafoya, CEcD and Danielle Casey, CEcD
11:45a - 1:15p Lunch and Border Activity – Jerry Pacheco
1:15 - 2:15p Finance – Mark Barbash, CEcD (Virtual Presentation)
2:15 - 2:30p Break
2:30 - 5:00p Finance Panel – Mark Roper, Juan Torres, Johanna Nelson, CEcD, Deborah Burns
6:30p Dinner
Day 5 - Thursday, July 22nd
7:30a Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30a Real Estate – Jim Smith
9:30 - 9:45a Break
9:45a - 12:30p Marketing – Guillermo Mazier and Aaron Brossoit
12:30 - 1:30p Lunch
1:30 - 3:30p Program Breakouts
3:30 - 3:45p Break
3:45 - 4:45p Graduation & Presentation of Certificates

"The New Mexico Basic Economic Development Course provides a great foundation for the concepts and principles of economic development.  The content is well-rounded and the leadership and presenters are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. It left me wanting to take my ED education further."

Susann Mikkelson
NMSU Cooperative Extension Service - 2020

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The Basic Course

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