Hohenwald’s Helen Ozier was one of more than 50 economic development professionals from Tennessee and 10 other states who graduated from the 12th annual Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) in May in Nashville. Mrs. Ozier is economic and community development coordinator for the City of Hohenwald.
The week-long course is one of 10 courses offered by the UT Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS), an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS), and is considered the cornerstone of the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) professional certification program. The course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council.
Attendees learned best practices in economic and community development, new methods and programs to promote job growth and investment, and discussed emerging trends and factors that shape local and regional economies.