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                Courses for 2024

With the exception of Basic Economic Development Course, courses are not accredited by the IEDC.  They are offered as part of the "Certified Louisiana Economic Developer" (CLED) designation.

Basic Economic Development Course

Greater New Orleans, Inc.,

Energy Centre Building

February 5 - February 8

Upcoming 2024 Classes
Descriptions of Other Courses Offered:

Marketing & Attraction

SEED Center, McNeese State University

4310 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA

May 6 - May 7

To view the Marketing and Attraction Course agenda, click here.

Register for the Marketing and Attraction Course:

Most courses are offered on the McNeese campus. Event registration will have information on classroom location.

The Certified Louisiana Economic Developer (CLED) training program is a joint effort between LIDEA, McNeese State University, and Louisiana Economic Development.

Reserve a hotel room:

Business Retention & Attraction

McNeese State University

Lake Charles


Registration available soon

Policy (including updates and changes from session)

McNeese State University

Lake Charles

Early November

Registration available soon

LIDEA Professional Development Programs are an Equal Opportunity Provider.  Special accomodations will be made by participants with disabilities or special needs.

LIDEA Sponsors:

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