Tamara Tateosian, executive director of the Callaway Chamber of Commerce, recently attended the Heartland Economic Development Course (HEDC).
She was one of 91 economic development professionals to attend the course in Blue Springs. The event was from April 17-21.
Course attendees received fundamental economic development training on several topics. Some of the topics include business, retention and expansion, workforce development and real estate development.
Representatives from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota attended the event.
HEDC is coordinated by the Institute for Decision Making at the University of Northern Iowa. It is also accredited by the International Economic Development Council, a chamber release states.
Heartland is made in partnership with the Kansas Economic Development Alliance, Professional Developers of Iowa, Missouri Economic Development Council, Nebraska Economic Developers Association, Select Oklahoma and the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development.
"Heartland provides economic developers an opportunity to learn proven skills, techniques and best practices for use in their organizations and home communities," HEDC board chair Lisa Powell said in a release. "Our goal is to provide a solid foundation upon which each developer can build their base of knowledge and experience."