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Assessing and Mitigating Risk in Economic Development
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Date: 08/26/2013 thru 08/27/2013
Early Registration Deadline: 08/23/2013
Late Registration Deadline: 08/26/2013
Many economic development projects carry a certain degree of risk, and in fact, the existence of such risk is what sometimes prompts government incentive to carry them forward. For the finance officer involved in evaluating economic development proposals and projects, it is important to understand what those risks are and how they might affect results. Feasibility studies, for example, should include an analysis of risk and uncertainty. This course will explore the assessment of risk and uncertainty from a practitioner's perspective, focusing on areas of analysis, tools, and resources needed to conduct a thorough assessment. Participants will receive hands-on experience using the various tools. Instructors will also lead discussions on the use of outside consultants, effective communications, and available resources to evaluate economic development assumptions.