Fundamentals of Economic Development – Module 7

By on February 16, 2017
04/26/2017 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
20 S Sarah St
St. Louis, MO 63108
$500 for 8 modules

Fundamentals of Economic Development

Module 7 – April 26
Regional Initiatives and Local Economic Development

Discuss how a coordinated approach and intergovernmental collaboration can positively impact and protect economic development efforts at the local level. What is the role of large regional agencies and how do these agencies impact local economies?


  • John Nations, President and CEO, Bi-State Development
  • Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Director, St. Louis-Lambert International Airport
  • Mike Kearney, Director of Economic Development, Ameren Corporation Case Study


  • James Pennekamp, Former President, Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council

Economic Development is key to regional success. This Chancellor’s Certificate program, Fundamentals of Economic Development, covers economic and community development concepts and tools to attract, assess, and support development and redevelopment opportunities in our communities. Course modules, held in the heart of the Cortex Innovation Community, will lead participants through the steps necessary to develop and implement economic development plans and projects.

This program is designed for:

  • Public sector economic development commissioners and staff
  • Special taxing district commissioners and staff
  • Elected officials
  • Community Development Corporation board members and staff
  • Private sector specialists
  • Citizens and students interested in economic/ community development

When:  Wednesdays, March 1, to May 3, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. (Note, no class on March 8, 2017 and April 12, 2017).

Where:  CIC@CET, 20 S. Sarah St., St. Louis, MO 63108

Registration Fee:  $500 for 8 modules $75 for individual modules |

Instructors:  Course instructors are senior economic development practioners in Missouri and Illinois, representing nonprofit, public, and private perspectives.

Partnership:  Offered by the UMSL Public Policy Administration Program, the Urban Land Institute– St. Louis, and Bi-State Development.

Chancellor’s Certificate:  Earn a noncredit UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate in Fundamentals of Economic Development by completing six of the eight modules.


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