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Certificate in Local Government: Community Economic Development

The program is intended for local government administrators, community economic development professionals and community practitioners. Community economic development seeks to respond to the interrelated challenges of creating viable, sustainable and resilient communities by working with and building upon the strengths of the community. Solutions that have their genesis rooted in the community can provide lasting solutions to the ever changing economic and social landscape. Community economic development provides a platform for constructive dialogue, mutual learning and the development of social capital. The intent of this Certificate program is to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide leadership in community economic development within a local government setting.