The Basic Course

July 16 - 20, 2023  *  Silver City, NM

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The 2023 Basic Course will be held in person in Silver City, NM at the Western University of New Mexico campus. Sign up today!

Out of State

  • Attend all sessions in-person
  • Live Q&A
  • Group activities & social events
  • Meals included
  • On-location room rates available

NM Residents

  • Attend all sessions in-person
  • Live Q&A
  • Group activities & social events
  • Meals included
  • On-location room rates available

Custom Registration

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

Students & Scholarships

I am a student from WNMU, a scholarship recipient or an Alumni of the IAED Basic Course.

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 and be sure to mention that you are part of the “NM Economic Development Block” for special rates.

Stay With Us!

Holiday Inn Express
1103 Superior
Silver City, NM 88061

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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