Collins, Tennyson pass E.D. course
Melissa Collins, chair of the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Scott Tennyson, Chair of the Chamber’s economic development committee, recently completed the Mid-South Basic Economic Development Course offered through Arkansas Economic Developers and Chamber Executives (AEDCE). They joined forty-three other participants from four different states in the four-day program. Offered annually, the Mid-South Basic Course provides an intensive overview of the process and practice of local economic development. It features over thirty instructors who are recognized experts in their fields. It is one of twenty-five such courses accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
According to Shelley Short, course director, “Melissa and Scott show amazing potential as economic developers and key players in the economic development process. They were both valued contributors during the course and by completing the course, are better prepared to assist efforts fostering community and economic development in the Harrison and Boone County region.”
Melissa’s and Scott’s completion of the course now qualifies them to attend a series of advanced training courses, ultimately leading to eligibility for designation as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).