The Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County and Southeast Arkansas College (SEARK) are hosting the Advanced Economic Development for Elected and Appointed Leadersprogram on August 7-8, 2017.  The interactive course provides participants with practical tools and inspiring examples to support critical economic development and resilience activities.Workshops will be conducted in all eight states served by Delta Regional Authority (DRA).  
The intensive training courses are designed as two-day classroom-style “boot-camps” that focus on the role of public and elected officials in economic development, resiliency and economic recovery. The interactive courses will provide participants with concrete, practical tools to support critical economic development and disaster resilience activities within their communities. The course content is designed for leaders in small towns and communities without economic development officials and/or any local leader interested in learning more about the economic development and disaster resilience. Course content will be developed by IEDC in partnership with the DRA and EDA, and in coordination with local economic development organizations and other partners.
The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) and offered through a partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the DRA.