The Basic Course

July 17 - 21, 2022  *  Silver City, NM

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Participants have two options for how they would like to take this year's course.  The In-Person option includes meals.


  • Online participation via Zoom
  • Live Q&A
  • Breakout rooms
  • Full technical support
  • Personal course advisor
  • $100 discount for NM Residents


  • Attend all sessions in-person
  • Live Q&A
  • Group activities & social events
  • Meals included
  • On-location room rates available
  • $100 discount for NM Residents
Hotel Reservations


The 2023 Basic Course will be held at Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM.  Participants will receive a special room rate at The Holiday Inn Express.  Please call the number above or click the link to reserve your room.

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Holiday Inn Express
1103 Superior
Silver City, NM 88061

Custom Registration

I have a group or special consideration and need assistance getting registered.

Alumni & Scholarships

I am a scholarship recipient or an Alumni of the IAED Basic Course.

COVID Notice

All in-person events are contingent on current NM state guidelines, which may change due to COVID numbers between now and the start of the course.  In the event that we are not able to host the course in-person, we are prepared to conduct all sessions as scheduled online.  All course registration fees are non-refundable.  Thank you for your understanding!

Alumni Testimonials


"I was completely blown away at the incredible line-up of speakers and presenters who made themselves available for the class.  They were world renown experts in their fields and industry leaders.  I can honestly say I learned from the best of the best in this class.  I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a more in-depth understanding of the basics of economic development."

Sarah Stoeber
Regional Economic Recovery Coordinator
San Luis Valley, Colorado

"This course provides a comprehensive overview of all the key factors you have to examine, ranging from workforce, financing, and theaters of operation to challenges, marketing, and ethics.  As a legislator, it expanded both my local and statewide understanding and awareness of all the factors we need to keep in focus as we work to grow our economy and sustainability for businesses large and small, both already here and considering a move to New Mexico."
Joy I. Garratt
New Mexico State Legislature

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The Basic Course

July 16-20, 2023
Silver City, New Mexico

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