Hamline University’s Economic Development Certificate is designed to give the participant an in- depth look at the economic development process from the perspective of both a government agency and a private sector developer. This is done through the completion of seven core modules:
Introduction to Economic Development
What tools do we use and how do we use them: Soft tools and hard finance tools
A day with the Development All Stars
Case studies – on the road
How to conduct a Community Assessment
Development negotiations, How do we get there? How do we protect our community?
Development Pro-formas, bond ratings, drilling into the details.
Training for this certificate begins March 13, 2014 and concludes in January 2015. Completion of this course can result in two master’s level elective courses (eight credits) for eligible participants.
To submit an application for a $500 tuition assistance scholarship to the Hamline Universities– Economic Development Certificate course, complete the form below and submit it to the Foundation no later than February 25, 2014. Applicants must be economic development practitioners in the state of Minnesota to be eligible. Applicants or their employer must be, or agree to become, a member of the Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) to be eligible for a scholarship. Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis. For more information, please contact Tim Clawson CEcD, Education Chair. E-mail