Special to the Times Vedette

Brenda Dudley, director of Midwest Partnership, was one of 92 economic development professionals to attend the Heartland Economic Development Course April 23-26 in Blue Springs, Missouri.

Heartland attendees received economic development training on topics ranging from business, retention and expansion, workforce development, real estate development, and entrepreneurship to recruitment, finance, ethics, and managing economic development organizations.  

Participants included representatives from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Florida, trained by nationally recognized faculty from within the profession of economic development.

Heartland is coordinated by the Institute for Decision Making at the University of Northern Iowa and is accredited by the International Economic Development Council.

Midwest Partnership is economic development corporation serving Adair and Guthrie counties.