Wisconsin Economic Development Academy

What is The Academy?

WEDA Academy is an educational platform operated by WEDA and WEDI. The WEDAcademy series of seminars and webinars aims to advance economic development through education and offers multiple training opportunities on the leading economic and community development issues of the day. The seminars are taught by recognized industry experts and provide continuing education credits. It offers a range of courses designed to educate individuals and companies on various economic topics and issues. These courses feature new and relevant topics regularly, repeating popular courses. These courses provide insights into economic trends, policies, and strategies, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be effective in economic development.

Academy seminars and webinars are open to all. The Academy series is offered as an exclusive WEDA membership benefit at no cost, but registration is required. Start enjoying WEDA membership benefits today!

Why Attend?

  • Professional Growth

    • Participation in these courses is a strategic investment in your professional advancement. You gain valuable insights and skills that can enhance your career prospects and add value to your company.
  • Continue Your Education

    • Our courses support your long-term growth through continuing education initiatives. We offer resources and guidance to help you navigate the complexities of maintaining professional certifications and licenses.
  • Comprehensive Understanding

    • Our courses do more than summarize. They provide a thorough understanding and real-life examples as learning materials of economic trends, policies, and strategies.
  • Networking Opportunities

    • Attending a WEDA Academy courses allows you to connect with fellow professionals and experts in the field, expanding your professional network and potential collaborations.
  • Relevant and Current

    • The courses offered by WEDA Academy are continuously updated with new topics to adapt to changing times, ensuring that you stay current with the latest developments in the field of economic development.

Who Are We?

For nearly 50 years, the Wisconsin Economic Development Association(WEDA) and Wisconsin Economic Development Institute(WEDI) have represented the economic development interests of both the private and public sectors through advocacy, education, and leadership on statewide initiatives. Driven by the needs of our members, we are committed to providing the resources and tools to promote economic prosperity in Wisconsin. WEDA is proud of our history, our growing list of accomplishments, and our past, current, and future efforts that make it possible for economic development professionals and organizations to be successful.

Our Goal

WEDAcademy’s aim is to contribute to the professional growth of its participants and to foster sustainable development and prosperity within communities and businesses.

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