2021 TCED Course Schedule

Hosting Virtual Site Visits  /  February 18 / Online 

COVID-19 has accelerated the need for economic developers to embrace the virtual technologies that can showcase their communities for potential new jobs and investment. Do not miss this 2 hour workshop with Didi Caldwell, President and Founding Principal with Global Location Strategies, as she shares best practices for conducting Virtual Site Visits.

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TN Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development Course  /  March 17-18  /  Online

This four-day comprehensive course, accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and practices needed to be successful in today’s complex economic environment.

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TN Business Retention & Expansion Course /  May 5-6 / Online

The Tennessee Business Retention and Expansion Course is a one-and-a half-day course that focuses on how to develop, implement and evaluate an effective retention and expansion program. Course topics include promoting existing businesses, addressing sudden and unexpected losses of major employers, and the importance of retooling both the workplace and workforce.

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TN Marketing & Attraction Course  /  June 16-17 / Chattanooga

This one-and-a-half-day, hands-on course will review the basics of developing and implementing a high-impact marketing and attraction plan. While this course emphasizes business attraction, new business development, existing business and community development are included as a part of a comprehensive approach.

Course participants learn how to craft their community's message by reviewing online marketing fundamentals, GIS technologies, website design and current trends in site selection. Participants also will explore prospect management and various mediums of communication, including how to best utilize social media and online technologies as an economic development marketing tool. Case studies and sample plans will highlight the do's and don'ts of economic development marketing and attraction.

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Deep Dive on TIFs & PILOTs  /  July 22  /  Nashville

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Payment-in-Lieu-of-Tax (PILOT) are two of the most common economic development public financing tools used in Tennessee.  Tax Increment Financing is a public financing method used to promote redevelopment, infrastructure and other community improvement projects based on the property tax increment within a designated TIF District. Payment-in-Lieu-of-Tax (PILOT) is also a popular public financing method used to promote new development where a payment in lieu of tax is made ta a government entity to compensate for some or all of the property tax revenue lost.

The Deep Dive on TIFs & PILOTs TCED Program elective will enable participants to learn step-by-step processes for these two key economic development financing tools.  Cast studies and group projects will allow for a fun, interactive session that will promote a better overall understanding of the mechanics of TIFs and PILOTs.

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TN Basic Economic Development Course  /  August 23-26 / Nashville

This four-day comprehensive course, accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and practices needed to be successful in today’s complex economic environment.

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Economic Resiliency  /  October 13-14  /  Knoxville

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Proposing to Win  /  December 2  /  Nashville

The Proposing to Win TCED elective is being offered in conjunction with TVA.  This 5-hour session is packed with practical tools for planning and crafting RFPs that get noticed and help sell your community.  Expert marketer Heidi Smith, General Manager Global Business for TVA will outline powerful tips to help you compete for jobs and investment at the RFP stage of a project.  Do not miss this effective, interactive session!

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