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Registration Now Open for UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate in Fundamentals of Economic Development

Registration Now Open for UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate in Fundamentals of Economic Development
February 5, 2019 Jerry Vallely
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Registration Now Open for UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate in Fundamentals of Economic Development

Registration is open for the Chancellor’s Certificate in Fundamentals of Economic Development, an eight-week, continuing education course that covers the critical components of local and regional economic and community development. Now in its fourth year, the program is offered through a partnership between Bi-State Development, the Urban Land Institute-St. Louis and the University of Missouri-St. Louis Public Policy Administration Program (UMSL). The program introduces concepts and tools to attract, assess and support economic development and redevelopment opportunities in our communities.

The program consists of eight, three-hour modules that can be taken together or individually. Modules will be held on Wednesday evenings, March 6 through May 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Chancellor’s Certificate is earned by completing six of the eight modules. Modules will be held at CIC@CET in the Cortex Innovation Community in midtown St. Louis, and at locations in the Chouteau Ave Corridor Redevelopment, at the Streets of St. Charles and at the Prosperity Connection’s Excel Center, where students will explore and tour different economic development approaches.

The Chancellor’s Certificate Program is designed to help elected and non-elected officials, local government personnel, commission and special taxing district staff and others, understand the steps necessary to develop and implement economic plans and projects in the public sector, and to present tools and resources that support development opportunities.

Regional leaders in economic development serve as instructors, representing public, nonprofit and private sector perspectives. Senior leadership from Bi-State Development, including Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Julianne Stone and Vice President of Economic Development John Langa, also serve as instructors for the program.

To register or to learn more about the Chancellor’s Certificate in the Fundamentals of Economic Development program – including costs, schedule and descriptions of each module – visit

About Bi-State Development

Bi-State Development (BSD) owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; a MetroBus vehicle fleet of approximately 400 vehicles operating on 83 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the St. Louis Regional Freightway, the region’s freight district.