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Wisconsin Economic Development Academy

Through the Wisconsin Economic Development Academy, WEDA will provide 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).



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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!

Introduction to the Small Development Movement

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Jim Kumon is an urban designer and small developer based in Minneapolis with over ten years experience in the design, transportation and real estate industries. His career began working in construction management and architecture companies, learning how to deliver multi-family, mixed use and institutional buildings in Michigan, California, and Colorado.  As co-founder of the Alliance, Jim has cultivated a national team of implementers from a myriad of allied real estate industries to create training classes for individuals and provided tactical coaching guidance to cities and community organizations across the country. Jim is implementing small development plans through both his own projects and public advocacy work.

2018 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  




Tax Incremental Financing Webinar Basics, Reporting, Calculating Impact, Proposed Legislation, Case Studies
Workforce Development Webinar Talent Recruitment, Resources, Real Solutions, Best Practices and/or Collaborative Models of Companies leveraging Communities for Best Talent
Brownfield Re-use and Development Webinar Redevelopment/Community Development Authorities, Grants
Business Retention & Expansion Webinar  Developing a Strategic Program, Rural and Urban Models, Outcomes, Documentation
Fiscal & Economic Impact Analysis of Attraction Deals Webinar Evaluation of Benefits, Best Practices in Development Agreements, MOU’s, Prioritizing Resources



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