Through partnership with the International Economic Development Council of Ontario (IEDC), EDCO is pleased to promote the upcoming BRE training taking place in October in Toronto.
This interactive course presents the core components of a BRE program and why the concerns of local businesses need to be actively addressed. By building an understanding of business visitation techniques and survey methods, practitioners will be able to clearly gauge their community's business climate. Learn the "red flags" that may indicate a company is looking to move elsewhere, and learn how to structure an effective technical assistance program to respond to business concerns. This course helps participants understand how a BRE program relates to attraction, workforce development, small business finance, technology transfer and many other economic development activities.
- Establishing, maintaining and upgrading a BRE program
Creating effective models for business visitations and surveys
Customer-Relationship Management (CRM) techniques
Marketing a BRE program
Establishing an early warning system
Cluster and industry-focused BRE programs
Tracking and analyzing customer feedback and response
Quantitative and qualitative economic development metrics
EDCO Members can view the detailed agenda and register for the training at par using the code ON18BRE. The course meets the professional requirements for points towards CEcD certification.