PBAD 212 Fundamentals of Community and Economic Development

This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts, methods, and strategies of industrial, commercial, and community economic development. Topics include the government's role in business retention and expansion, marketing/business attraction, economic development finance, small business and entrepreneurship development, community/neighborhood development, real estate development and reuse, and workforce development. A special feature of the course will be an opportunity for "hands-on" experience, walking tours of business areas qualifying as economic development success stories. Course projects will allow students to gain an understanding of economic development issues in their own communities.




ECON 200