Attendees had the opportunity to witness Buffalo’s economic resurgence firsthand with visits to sites such as Canalside
, part of Buffalo’s reimagined waterfront, the Niagara Power Vista
, and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
. The professional development courses included a primer to the Certified Economic Developer exam process. This workshop provided a complete overview of the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam process, from application to the oral examination. Hoffart plans to sit for the CEcD exam at a future IEDC conference.