DACC Membership Director Completes First Week of Intensive Economic Development Training Course | Local News

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The Dothan Region Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Hayden Camp, Director of Memberships, has recently completed the first week of the Intensive Economic Development Training Course, presented by the Institute of Economic and Government Development Auburn University. The program took place July 11-15 in Auburn.

Completion of this program underscores Camp’s commitment to economic development and community. The intensive economic development training course is divided into two one-week sessions and introduces participants to all phases of economic development. The first week of the intensive course is accredited by the International Council for Economic Development and fulfills one of the prerequisites for those wishing to take the exam for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation. It provides an in-depth overview of the general concepts and principles of economic development. Week two, scheduled to take place Sept. 12-15 in Auburn, will focus on issues and resources important to Alabama. Program leaders and faculty are proven in economic development practices and techniques and represent the most effective practitioners in the field statewide and across the country.

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GEDI is a university extension department that specializes in training and advising government agencies, private companies, non-profit organizations and economic developers. With over 35 years of experience, GEDI has established itself as one of the leading providers of economic development education and training in Alabama.

Auburn University is also proud to serve as the Academic Center for Economic Development Administration of the Department of Commerce. EDA supports universities in their mission to assist states and their economic development community through the EDA University Center program. For more information about GEDI and its programs, visit the website at www.auburn.edu/gedi.