DRA - Economic Development & Economic Resiliency Training in Missouri



Leading Economically Competitive and Resilient Communities Training Program

Effective local leadership is crucial to economic development, disaster resilience, and economic recovery activities in Delta communities. Elected officials are uniquely positioned to coordinate public resources and agencies in their communities to support job creation, act as an effective bridge between the public and private sectors, respond to disasters, and help businesses recover in the event of an economic or natural disaster. 

In partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Delta Regional Authority presents this series of intensive two-day courses focused on cutting edge economic development and disaster recovery strategies to enhance the effectiveness of local elected officials, economic development practitioners, and other community leaders in the Delta region.

17 training sessions will be held between February 27 and September 15, 2017 in the eight states of the Mississippi River Delta Region. These intensive boot-camp courses will help prepare local elected officials, community leaders, and economic development practitioners to support economic development and disaster resilience activities in their communities. Each workshop will consist of a two-day training that covers either course Module A: Basic Economic Development Strategies, course Module B: Economic Resilience and Disaster Recovery, or course Module C: Advanced Economic Development Strategies. The course offerings require no prerequisites and participants are encouraged to attend any of the training courses listed below.  

2017 Workshops

To register for any of the events below, click here.

MISSOURI March 2-3 Poplar Bluff Basic Economic Development Strategies  
  Aug. 31 - Sep. 1 Cape Girardeau Advanced Economic Development Strategies

For more detailed information visit:  http://dra.gov/initiatives/dra-partnerships/economically-competitive-and-resilient-communities/

Bootheel Regional Planning Commision

105 E. North Main, Dexter, MO 63841 
Phone: (573) 614-5178 Fax: (573) 614-5182 
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