By Jeanne Brunson
Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 35 - July 16, 1998
The Virginia Institute for Economic Development (VIED) is offering training in community economic development leading to a certificate of completion. The course will provide training in the economic-development process and will outline how this process is used to benefit Virginia's cities, counties, and towns in furthering economic growth.
VIED, in its sixteenth year, is sponsored jointly by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, and Virginia Tech's Public Service Programs.
The program includes five days of seminars and five weeks of home study. The seminars are divided into two sessions, one before and one after the home study. The first session is September 8-10, at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. The second session is October 19-21, at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke. Participants must attend both sessions.
Weekly reading assignments cover approximately 60 pages of material from various texts, and students must complete a short paper at the beginning of the second session. The program also offers a tour of a local plant and computer lab access for hands-on use.
A fee of $295 covers registration, program materials, textbooks, home-study materials, refreshments, and selected meals. Registration is limited to 50 participants. To register call Ellen Agee at 1-8386.