NAW Executive Director Stephanie McCulloch recently completed the Intensive Economic Development Training Course, a two-week course presented by Auburn University’s Government & Economic Development Institute (GEDI). Completion of this program underscores Stephanie’s commitment to economic development and our community.

The Intensive Economic Development Training Course is divided into two one-week sessions and introduces participants to all phases of economic development. The first week of the Intensive Course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and fulfills one of the prerequisites for those who wish to take the exam for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation. It provides an intensive overview of general economic development concepts and principles. The second week focuses on important issues and resources in Alabama.

Program leaders and faculty have proven success in economic development practices and techniques. Instructors represent the field’s most effective practitioners from throughout the state and nation. Spire Energy is the presenting partner for the Intensive Economic Development Training Course at Auburn University.

GEDI is a department of University Outreach which specializes in providing training and consulting to government agencies, private businesses, non-profits and economic developers. Having over 40 years of experience, GEDI has established itself as a leading provider of economic development education and training in Alabama.

Congratulations Stephanie!