2018 Spring Basic Economic Development Course



Date of Event: April 17-20, 2018
Start Time of Event: 8:00 AM, April 17
End Time of Event: 1:00 PM, April 20
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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Omni Colonnade

9821 Colonnade Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78230
(210) 691-8888 

Overnight Accommodations:

The TEDC's discounted room block rate at the Omni Hotel is currently $127.00/night+tax. There are limited number of rooms available in the TEDC's room block. The room block rate will expire on March 27th, 2018.

To book your reservation by phone: (800) 843-6664

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 March 17, 2018.

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 March 30, 2018, and which payment has been received, will be refunded via check following the event. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after March 30, 2018. 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.