Business Retention and Expansion

Global Economy places companies and communities at risk. Global companies hold minimal loyalty to communities, states or countries. Carrying out a Business Retention and Expansion Program is an essential element of any economic development strategy and is a key to future economic growth. This online course looks in detail at how to plan, implement and measure the performance of an effective Retention and Expansion program.

Course Highlights:

  • Organizing and managing the BR&E Program

  • Information gathering and Analysis

  • Workforce Development and BR&E

  • Disaster Preparedness and Recovery in the BR&E program

  • Assistance for Existing Business

This course meets the core BRE requirement for ED practitioners wishing to pursue the IEDC’s CEcD certification.

The 2016 edition of the Business Retention and Expansion Manual is required for this course. It can be purchased through OU EDI or the IEDC Bookstore.

Instructor Bio - Laith Wardi

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Please email edi@ou.edu or call (405) 325-3136 if questions or issues.