Barnett Attends Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. – September 7, 2021 – In August, Project Coordinator, Ben Barnett was able to attend the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC). TBEDC is designed for community leaders and stakeholders who participate in the process of community and economic development at local, regional, state and federal levels.

The four-day Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC), accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), focuses on the fundamental concepts, strategies and tools needed to be successful in today’s complex economic environment. Topics include a basic overview of strategic planning, finance, workforce development, business retention and expansion, small business development and entrepreneurship, marketing and attraction, ethics and community development, among others.

Participants in TBEDC:
• Learn about best practices in economic and community development
• Explore new methods and programs to promote job growth and investment
• Discuss emerging trends and factors that shape local and regional economies
• Develop a valuable network of fellow economic development professionals and resources
• Learn from top economic development experts from across the state and the country

Barnett plans to continue through the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer program and to gain his full designation through the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services.

About the Chamber

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is a network of businesses, industries, local governments, utilities, and private citizens that are committed to improving the quality of life in Lawrence County, Tennessee through economic development, community development, tourism marketing, and workforce development.