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Auburn Intensive Course


Register Now for Alabama's Leading Economic Development Training Course! 

With over 1,000 alumni, the annual two-week Intensive Economic Development Training Course is Alabama's top choice for economic development training. You will not find a better introduction to teh basics of economic development!

A two-week course introducing participants to all phases of economic development


The Intensive Economic Development Training Course is an annual two-week course presented by the Government & Economic Development Institute (GEDI).

The course is divided into two one-week sessions and introduces participants to all phases of economic development. Program leaders and faculty have proven success in economic development practices and techniques. Instructors represent the field’s most effective practitioners from throughout the state and nation.

The first week of the Intensive Course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and fulfills one of the prerequisites for those who wish to take the exam for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation. It provides an intensive overview of general economic development concepts and principles.  

The second week focuses on important issues and resources and is especially valuable to economic developers and community leaders practicing in Alabama.

With over 30 years of experience, GEDI is the state’s leading provider of economic development education and training.

The first week of the 2018 Intensive Course will be held on July 9-13, 2018. The second week will be conducted September 10-13, 2018 at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center, located at 241 South College Street in Auburn.


Register Online: Click Here to register online, or register via phone at 334.844.4782. The Registration Fee of $650 is for both Week One and Week Two. Those who enroll in Week One will automatically be enrolled in Week Two. If you are making up Week One from a prior year and have already paid for this course, please contact Leslie Hamby to be enrolled manually in order to avoid double billing at or call 334-844-4782. The Recommended Textbook is optional and can be ordered at any time for an additional $35.


Hotel Reservations: A room block is available with a special room rate of $129 per night, plus applicable taxes. You can make your room reservations by phone at (800) 228-2876 and reference the GEDI Intensive Economic Development program.


Online reservations:


Week 1: July 9-13, 2018 Hotel Reservations


Week 2: September 10-13, 2018 Hotel Reservations



For More Information: For more information, contact Amelia Stehouwer at or 334.844.5394, or visit the course website at



With over 30 years of experience, GEDI at Auburn University is the state's leading provider of economic development education and training. 

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