2017 Fall Basic Economic Development Course



Date of Event: November 14-17, 2017
Start Time of Event: 8:00 AM, November 14
End Time of Event: 1:00 PM, November 17
Registration Rate: $700

The Basic Economic Development Course focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and skills needed to be successful in today's political, economic and business environment.  The BEDC will provide the participant with a comprehensive understanding of the keys of successful economic development.  For those new to the profession, the BEDC is the first step toward professional certification.

This course is conducted through a partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).

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Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

500 N Interstate 35
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 480-8181

Overnight Accommodations:

The TEDC's discounted room block rate at the Hilton Garden Inn is currently $139.00/night+tax. There are limited number of rooms available in the TEDC's room block. The room block rate will expire on November 16th, 2017.

To book your reservation by phone: (877) 782-9444

To book your reservation online: Room Reservation Link                                    


The BEDC is accredited by the International Economic Development Council.  As such, the TEDC is required to record attendance to meet IEDC course standards. Each attendee must complete the requisite number of hours for all course modules in order to receive a completion certificate for the BEDC. The BEDC qualifies as a professional economic development training requirement to sit for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) examination.

BEDC Scholarship Program

The Texas Economic Development Council's BEDC Scholarship Program is funded by the TEDC's Education Foundation. The Scholarship will pay for $350.00 of the $700.00 registration fee. For more information on our BEDC Scholarship Program, please contact Amy Swank at 512-480-8432 or amy@texasedc.org.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on October 17, 2017.

Registration and Payment Policy:  All registrations are to be made online. Registrations will not be accepted by mail, email, telephone or fax. Payments in advance are encouraged, unless specified to be paid prior to the event.  Invoices are required to be paid within 30 days following the event. Payments may be made in the form of check or online via credit card. Purchase orders will not be accepted as a form of payment.

Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy:  All cancellations must be received in writing via email to TEDC staff at tedcinfo@texasedc.org. Cancellations received in writing on or before October 31, 2017, and which payment has been received, will be refunded via check following the event. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after October 31, 2017. A registered attendee who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the event, is considered a No-Show and is not eligible for a refund. A registered attendee who does not submit a written notice of cancellation or attend the event is still responsible for the registration fee.