Strategic Planning for Economic Development Course

The Tennessee Strategic Planning for Economic Development Course is a one and a half day course which covers the steps to successfully implement a strategic planning process for your organization, your geographic area, or project.  Course topics include consensus building; understanding and applying economic data; developing mission, vision, and goals; and measuring progress.

The class is one of a series of economic development courses, provided by the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UTCIS), designed to share best practices and trends with Tennessee’s economic development practitioners, private industry leaders, community leaders, and elected officials.​

Date and Location:

Next Course in 2019

Course Agenda:

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Course Fee:

Early Registration $345
Regular Registration $395
The registration fee covers course materials, instruction, selected meals and refreshment breaks. It does not cover hotel and other travel expenses. Registration is limited to 35 participants and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Times:

  • On-site check-in:
  • Course begins:
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How to Register:

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If you don't remember the email address you created your account with, please contact Carol Jones, 615-253-6371 Carol.Jones@tennesseee.edu

You may also register by submitting a Course Registration Form by email. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Payment needs to reach our office two weeks prior to the class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations one week or less prior to the first date of class, but credit may be applied towards another UTCIS course.

Hotel Accommodations :

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This link and rate code is only available for class attendees. If this link and special rate is used by someone outside of the class, the reservation will be cancelled and a fee will be applied to the credit card used to book the reservation. 

Scholarships:

A limited number of scholarships are available to course participants from Tennessee. Applications for scholarships can be downloaded here Scholarship Application.

Scholarships cover $270 of the $345 course tuition cost, and do not include hotel, travel or meals. Scholarship recipients will be required to pay $75 of the tuition cost, which will not be refundable should the participant withdraw from the course. Applications must be received by TBA to be considered for a scholarship.

Dress Code:

The attire for the course is business casual.

Other TCED Economic Development Courses:

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Facilitator:

Dr. Dave Kolzow has over thirty-eight years of consulting experience in site selection, real estate development planning, and community economic development. His past clients include numerous communities, states, and some of the largest land developers in the nation. 

His wide-ranging experience has also made him popular as a speaker and trainer. He served on the faculty of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma from 1985 to 2000, and recently has been the lead instructor for several IEDC courses. 

Dr. Kolzow has served on the faculty of Basic Economic Development Courses in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Arizona, New Mexico, Michigan, Kentucky, California, and North Carolina.

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