IEDC Economic Development Finance

Course Description

The core objective of this analytical course is to explain the financial tools used to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs, increased productivity and improvement in the local tax base. This course meets the professional development elective requirements for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam.

Course ID: EDEV 1018P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15446 Jun 10, 2015 Jun 12, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $795

Who Should Attend

Economic Development professionals pursuing their Certified Economic Developer Accreditation, accredited Certified Economic Developers or planners accredited through the American Institute of Certified Planners seeking continuing education units.

How You Will Benefit

  • Review current debt, equity, grant and incentive-based financing programs that are accessible to practitioners both rural and urban.
  • Learn how to calculate debt/service ratios, cash on cash rate of return, capitalization rates, underwriting ratios, debt coverage ratios and similar financial tools used to identify project feasibility.
  • Learn how potential investors measure return on investment (ROI) how lenders evaluate risk.
  • Work through multiple case studies in order to solidify their knowledge of the finance programs.


  • Economic Development Financing
  • Operating Business Financing Programs
  • Revolving Loan Funds
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Key Financial Analysis Documents
  • Permanent Lender Underwriting and Ratio Analysis
  • Public Financing Programs
  • Taxes and Real Estate Development
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credits Rehabilitation Tax Credits (Historic Tax Credits)
  • Real Estate Development and New Markets Tax Credits
  • Pulling It All Together: Structuring



  • Calculator


  • IEDC Economic Development Finance manual

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Samuel Houser Pugh