The CEDAS Academy is a free, web-based educational learning series developed by UConn Extension in collaboration with the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) and the Connecticut Economic Research Center. Intended for an audience and community developers, planners, elected officials, and other community decision-makers in economic development, the goals are to help these stakeholders increase their understanding of timely, relevant economic development issues and strategies available to address them, become aware of specific examples as best practices or community successes, and learn about relevant local resources available to address these issues.
Learning onjectives vary by program but may include: Learning about timely, relevant economic development isssues and strategies such as workforce development, co-working space development, and entrepreneurship, increasing participant understanding of best practices and community successes from other practitioners and community leaders, and accessing local resources related to the topic.
Government Officials, Community Planners/Developers
Quarterly; one hour webinar sessions (May, June, October, and December)