TROY partners with EDAA to present Essentials of Economic Development course

January 28, 2019

Troy University is partnering with the Economic Development Association of Alabama to conduct the one-day Essentials of Economic Development course, part of the training offered by the EDAA Leadership Institute.

The course is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. The fee is $75, and registration is online through the Government and Economic Development Institute at Auburn University.

Senior Vice Chancellor Walter Givhan

“Troy is one of the 25 fastest growing communities in Alabama, and aggressive economic development efforts have been a critical factor in that growth,” said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Walter D. Givhan, Troy University’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Economic Development.  “Troy University is an important partner in these statewide efforts and is pleased to host this course.  The training we get will help us meet that hunger and need for more knowledge about how to do smart development so we can continue this growth in our region and across the state.”

The EDAA Leadership Institute educates and engages elected officials, Economic Development board members, and other community leaders about key issues in economic and community development. The Institute sponsors the EDAA Leadership Certificate, that requires the completion of four one-day courses.

In addition to “Essentials,” other courses focus on workforce development, retail development, community building and business and industry marketing and attraction. All courses are taught by economic development practitioners and panelists.

To register for the course, visit the Institute on the web at