The Basic Course

Special Session

October 24th - 28th  *  The Drury Plaza Hotel - Santa Fe, NM

Course Schedule

  • All events will take place at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, NM.
  • The registration cost includes lunch, snacks and refreshments.
  • Lunch will be served Monday through Thursday.
  • Hors D'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available during Sunday’s and Monday’s receptions.
  • For those staying at the Drury Plaza, hot breakfast is included, as well as the ‘5:30 Kickback,’ which offers complimentary food and beverages each evening.
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Day 1 - Sunday, October 24th
12:00 - 1:00p Registration
1:00 - 1:30p Welcome / Introductions / Course Orientation
1:30 - 2:30p Perspectives of Economic Development - Kenny McDonald, CEcD
2:30 - 3:00p Perspectives of the Employer - Tom Stringer
3:00 - 3:15p Break
3:15 - 5:00p Introduction to Strategic Planning - Mark Lautman, CEcD
6:00 - 8:00p Welcome Reception
Day 2 - Monday, October 25th
9:00 - 10:30a Community Engagement - Noreen Scott, CEcD
10:30 - 10:45a Break
10:45 - 11:45a Business Retention & Expansion – Eric Canada
11:45a - 12:45p Research & Statistics – Nathan Tafoya
12:45 - 2:00p Lunch Presentation: Workforce - Jack Allston, CEcD
2:00 - 3:30p Strategic Planning Workshop
4:00 - 5:00p Tour of the State Capital led by Rep Patty Lundstrom
5:00 - 6:30p Cocktail Reception at the NM State Capital Rotunda
Day 3 - Tuesday, October 26th
9:00 - 10:30a Managing an EDO – Rep. Patty Lundstrom, CEcD
10:30 - 10:45a Break
10:45 - 11:45a Government - Terry Bruner
11:45a - 1:15p Lunch Presentation: Border Activity – Jerry Pacheco
1:15 - 2:15p Tourism - Jen Schroer
2:15 - 3:15p Remote Work - Shelly Fausett
Day 4 - Wednesday, October 27th
9:00 - 10:00a Finance – Mark Barbash, CEcD (Virtual Presentation)
10:00 - 11:00a State Incentives - Juan Torres and Johanna Nelson, CEcD
11:00a - 11:45a Financing Opportunities in NM - Deborah Burns
11:45a - 1:15p Lunch Presentation: IDEA Panel
1:15 - 2:15p Business Attraction – Danielle Casey, CEcD
2:15 - 2:30p Break
2:30 - 3:45p Marketing – Aaron Brossoit
Day 5 - Thursday, October 28th
9:00 - 10:00a Real Estate – Jim Smith
10:00 - 11:00a Entrepreneurship - TBD
11:00 - 11:15a Break
11:15a - 12:15p Film in NM - Eric Witt
12:15 - 2:15p Lunch Presentation: Extractives & Energy Panel
2:15 - 3:15p Futurist Panel
3:15 - 3:30p 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

Special Session:  October 24th - 28th
Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM

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