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Certified Louisiana Economic Developer

Learn best practices in economic development to grow business, jobs, and capital investment in your community!

Economic Development Training....

with emphasis on Louisiana's assets, laws, incentives, workforce.

Economic Development Skills
Developing and Attracting Retail


Course Highlights:


This course introduces economic developers to the decision process that retail companies use to choose locations.  The course covers models that retail companies use to estimate retail sales at a particular site.  It also covers the financial models that retail developers use to prioritize retail project investment.

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Location: Southeast Louisiana Business Center - 1514 Martens Drive - Hammond, LA 70401


Date/Time: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:00 AM - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:00 PM


Registration Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2018 11:59 PM


Early Registration - LIDEA Members $200 April 3 – May 17

Early Registration - Non Members    $250 April 3 – May 17


Regular Registration - LIDEA Members $250 May 18 – June 8 (or after 30 registrations)

Regular Registration - Non Members   $300 May 18 – June 8  (or after 30 registrations) 

About LIDEA                                         Program Sponsors

The Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA) is a non-profit trade organization whose mission is to increase the effectiveness of individuals involved in the practice of economic development in Louisiana through education, public policy advocacy, and collaboration; LIDEA is the voice of the profession in Louisiana. 

LIDEA started the Certified Louisiana Economic Developer program in 2008 to help practitioners become the best in the nation at growing economies in their communities. 

Our partners include LED (Louisiana Economic Development), USDA Rural Development and the Delta Regional Authority.  We are able to offer affordable, best in nation training due to their generous support!

We also enjoy generous support from AEP (American Electric Power) and GNO, Inc (Greater New Orleans, Inc.), who have both been supporters of helping community leaders learn economic development best practices for many years!

Economic Development Training Sponsors
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