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All in-person Extension meetings, events and classes are canceled through Friday, May 15.

Business retention and expansion: in-person course

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - Friday, October 23, 2020

Retaining local businesses

Take a two-day course on business retention and expansion (BRE) taught by industry professionals. You will learn how to conduct high-quality programs in your community or region.

  • The course includes presentations, video, individual and small group work, and plenty of discussion.

  • Highlights include practice visits to real businesses (and a mock planning session based on results), guest experts who provide BRE tips and stories, and a chance to get to know other economic developers and expand your network.

  • While there is no course paper or homework, you have the opportunity to think about the best BRE approach for your situation.

  • Optional certification from Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI) is available to those who complete the course ($75).

The course is designed for economic and community development professionals and stakeholders, community leaders and others who want to conduct a community-led BRE effort.

More course details

Event information

Date(s)
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - Friday, October 23, 2020
Time
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
United States
Contact

Michael Darger, University of Minnesota Extension
Business retention and expansion program lead
darger@umn.edu or 612-625-6246

Costs and discounts

Person/team Early bird Regular
Individual (per person) $500 $600
2 community members* $750 $900
3–5 community members* $1,000 $1,200
 
Lunch provided on both days.
 

*Community-led BRE is all about teamwork, so we encourage teams to attend training together. We offer team discounts for groups from a town or city, county, school district, or other groups of contiguous communities. It is available for either the online or in-person course.

Registration

Registration details to be confirmed. If you like to attend this course, express your interest below.

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