The Basic Course

July 14 - 18, 2024

Alumni Testimonials

This course not only teaches the basics of Economic Development, but the speakers, information and the connections are invaluable. A "must do" for anyone interested in making their communities more sustainable!

April Ralph
Town of Red River - 2020

The Economic Development Basic Course was the best, richest, learning experience I've had in quite some time. The content was well organized and the presenters were outstanding. Kudos to all involved!

Steven A. Chavira
Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce - 2020

The NM Basic Course provides a great foundation for the concepts and principles of economic development.  The leadership and presenters are incredibly knowledgeable, and the content is well-rounded.  It made me want to take my ED education further.

Susann Mikkelson
NMSU Cooperative Extension Service - 2020

"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 - 2020
"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 - 2020

"If you are looking for a comprehensive understanding of economic development then this course is it. From outstanding content and presenters to ongoing opportunities to apply your learning, this course is exceptional in content, delivery, and real-life application. I highly recommend this course, especially in the virtual format, where it allows for multiple facets of virtual engagement with classmates, advisors and presenters."

Teresa Noon
Pima Community College/City of Tucson - 2020

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The Basic Course

July 14 - 18, 2024
Silver City, New Mexico

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