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Rural Economic Developmet Initiatives (REDI) Training Program Comes to Levelland

The High Ground of Texas Education Foundation, in partnership with area Economic Development organizations, is hosting the REDI© 2009-2010 Program.

Developed in 1990 and offered numerous time since, this twenty-five hour comprehensive program is designed to give volunteers, board members, city staff, chambers, practitioners, elected officials and other interested individuals, a basic, nuts-and-bolts understanding of the economic development process. We work particularly hard to help people understand the questions of "what do we do next" and we are dedicated to giving the information at a "how to do it" level. A training manual, collateral materials, and case studies are used in the instructional formats.

A very successful Session I was held in November 2009 in Odessa. Session II will be held in Levelland on March 4th, Session III will be held in Amarillo on May 12th, and the final Session will be held on Midland in August 2010.

"We would like to express our appreciation to our Session I presenters which included Gary Vest (Odessa), Sheryl Hardy (Perryton), Ken Becker (Sweetwater), Edwin Knight (Slaton), Chris Alexander (Friona), and David Rushing (Shamrock). We thank the Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center for sponsoring the Luncheon and we appreciate Xcel Energy for serving as a major sponsor for the REDI 2009-2010 Course." said Lorie Vincent, Executive Director, High Ground of Texas

"This week we welcome Hunter Hilburn (EDsuite), Mitzu Yamazaki (TIP Strategies, Inc.) and David Quinn (Levelland Economic Development Corporation) as our special guest presenters for the REDI Session II course whose topics will focus on aggressive marketing strategies." explained Mrs. Vincent.

If you know of someone who would benefit from attending, please share this information with them. The course is open to all interested parties. You can register for sessions individually or receive a discount for registering for all four sessions together.

The Registration Deadline for the next session, to be held in Levelland on March 4th, is Monday, March 1, 2010. Please register at https://www.regonline.com/REDICourse.

The High Ground of Texas is excited about presenting the REDI© 2009-2010 program and we hope that you will have someone from your area interested in attending one or all of the dynamic REDI© sessions.

For questions, please contact the High Ground office at 806.366.7510 or [email protected].

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