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Wisconsin Economic Development Academy

Many of the Wisconsin Economic Development Academy’s programs are now available on our Academy Past Programs page.

Through the Wisconsin Economic Development Academy, WEDA is providing educational programming to meet the needs of local officials, board or commission members, private sector businesses and professionals in the planning, community and economic development fields.  Training is presented by Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) and sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is designed to meet the continuing education needs of professionals with the AICP, EDFP and CEcD credentials.


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Apply now to start the process of hosting a training in your area, by emailing or calling 608-255-5666

The ED 101 curriculum is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and is designed as a three-hour training session specifically for local elected officials on the issues affecting your city or county.  Would you like your public officials, board members and residents to better understand and support economic development efforts?  Then this is a program designed for you!

2019 Programming

The Wisconsin Economic Development Academy will typically offer educational programs in two formats:

Webinar Briefings are low cost (up to 90 minute) educational briefings that will introduce the topic and provide foundational information to determine if more in-depth course material is required. These briefings are designed for those individuals not interested in pursuing CEcD and for professionals working seeking that can benefit by understanding Economic Development activities – e.g. bankers, real estate brokers, town/village clerks/administrators, and community development directors.

Certification Model are ½ day educational programs to provide a more in-depth understanding of the topic. These programs will be designed to garner certification points for attendees.  These offerings will be provided after determining adequate interest to run the program.  Please communicate any in-depth programs that you would like to attend by emailing  




Food Finance Institute 1/2 Day Workshop  October 2nd  AM
NDC – Mixed Use Development One Day Workshop   November 2019
Housing Workshop  February 5, 2020
Workforce Development Webinar 2 part series –  2020
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