Virginia Institute for Economic Development (VIED)

Venue: Blacksburg

Location: Blacksburg, virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 15, 2007 End Date/Time: Oct 18, 2007
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Virginia Institute for Economic Development (VIED) is a program designed to help volunteers and local government officials better understand the economic development process. VIED will be held October 15-18, 2007 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, VA.

The Virginia Institute for Economic Development is a non-credit, certificate program in economic development. The three day course includes lectures by experienced economic development professionals. The topics to be addressed cover all aspects of the economic development process including analysis of current economic trends, planning, product development, workforce development, finance, and marketing, along with overviews of various industry niches and the roles of different state agencies in economic development.

VIED provides training in the economic development process and outlines how this process is used to benefit Virginia's cities, counties, and towns in furthering economic growth. This Basic Course has been specifically designed to serve the needs of local government officials and volunteer community leaders interested in economic development. Sponsored jointly by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Virginia Economic Developers Association, and Virginia Tech's Office of Economic Development, the Institute has as its objective to equip community leaders to:

-Learn about each agency's specific programs.
-Learn from leaders at the regional and local levels about other economic development programs that produce results.
-Expand their network of key economic development leaders.
-Apply their knowledge of programs that work to enhance their community's economic development.

For more information, contact Tom Harned, Virginia Economic Development Institute, or (276) 632-6700.