Economic Development Seminars

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The GFOA offers practical training seminars in economic development and capital planning for finance officials involved in these government practices. These seminars provide essential information and training on technical and up-to-date issues facing governmental officials.

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Capital Budgeting and Infrastructure Finance

This program will focus on leading-edge practices and techniques for capital budgeting and infrastructure planning.  The course will examine the capital budget process from selecting and timing capital projects through the production and presentation of the capital plan.  It also will discuss capital budget management during budget execution and approaches to measuring debt affordability.


Economic Development for Finance Officers

Given that increasing the tax base and attracting jobs are high priorities for most local governments, finance officers need to speak the language of economic development. Even though most government finance professionals are not trained in this area, they are frequently being called upon to evaluate economic development projects. This seminar will help equip finance officers with the basic knowledge and skills they need to effectively participate in economic development activities.


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