Alex Keedi Completes BEDC Training Program

Recently Alex Keedi, Business Development Manager, attended the Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) program – a training program that provides local economic development leaders with guidance on current industry best practices and industry trends.

During the course, participants learn foundational elements of economic development – including site selection, business attraction, business retention, marketing and development and more as an accredited Economic Development education seminar for professionals with less than 10 years of experience, and individuals dedicated to expanding their economic development knowledge following the curriculum guidelines for accreditation by the International Economic Development Council. 

For the past 15 years, ComEd has sponsored the program, supporting local partners from numerous economic development organizations (EDOs) as well as municipalities in participating in the training. The most recent class, held October 17-21, included 40 participants from throughout the state. Each year, ComEd sponsors a small number of scholarships to assist organizations with fewer resources in being able to attend the training.

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