The Basic Course

July 16 - 20, 2023  *  Silver City, NM

Course Schedule

  • All sessions will be held on the campus of Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM.
  • The registration cost for in-person participants includes meals, snacks and refreshments.
  • The course schedule is subject to change as presenters are confirmed.
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Day 1 - Sunday, July 16th
12:00 - 1:00p Registration
1:00 - 1:30p Welcome / Introductions / Course Orientation
1:30 - 2:30p Perspectives of Economic Development
2:30 - 2:45p Break
2:45 - 3:45p Understanding Your Community
3:45 - 4:00p Break
4:00 - 5:00p Intro to Stragetic Planning
5:30p Cocktail Reception & Dinner - President's Home
Day 2 - Monday, July 17th
8:00a Breakfast
8:30 - 10:45a Managing an EDO
10:45 - 11:00a Break
11:00a - 12:00p Statewide Economic Development Outlook
12:00 - 1:00p Lunch
1:00 - 2:30p Community Development
2:30 - 3:30p Strategic Planning
3:30 - 3:45p Break
3:45 - 5:00p Community Assessment Panel
6:00 - 8:00p Prospector's Dinner
6:30p Legislative Discussion - Rep. Patty Lundstrom, CEcD
Day 3 - Tuesday, July 18th
7:30a Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00a Business Retention & Expansion
10:00 - 10:15a Break
10:15 - 11:45a Business Attraction
11:45 - 1:15p Lunch and Border Activity
1:15 - 3:45p Research & Statistics
3:45 - 5:15p Small Business & Entrepreneurship
6:30p Dinner
Day 4 - Wednesday, July 19th
7:30a Breakfast
8:00 - 10:15a Workforce Development
10:15 - 10:30a Break
10:30 - 11:30p Finance
11:30a - 12:30p Financing Deals
12:30 - 2:00p Lunch
2:00 - 4:30p Marketing
6:30p Dinner
Day 5 - Thursday, July 20th
8:00a Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30a Real Estate
10:30 - 10:45a Break
10:45a - 12:15p Ethics
12:15 - 1:30p Lunch
1:30 - 2:30p Visitor Driven Economic Development
2:30 - 2:45p Break
2:45p 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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