Michigan Economic Developers Association - Your Partner in Growing Your Community

Take NDC's Economic Development Finance Professional Series in Michigan 2019-2020

2019 NDC Marketing Piece WebsiteThe EDFP Certification Program is a rigorous, four-course training series that explores the skills essential for the successful practice of economic development – business credit and real estate finance analysis techniques, loan packaging procedures, negotiating and problem-solving skills and deal structuring techniques. Participants in the EDFP Certification Program build the capacity to translate development opportunities into results for their communities.

Topics covered in the EDFP Certification Program include the following:

  • Business credit
  • Real estate finance analysis
  • Loan packaging procedures
  • Negotiating and problem-solving skills
  • Deal structuring techniques

You will learn from the real world examples of NDC course instructors. In addition to lessons drawn from actual projects, you will learn through hands-on exercises. You will be presented with projects and will be challenged to complete them successfully.

Certification candidates must complete all four courses and pass the examination administered on the final day of each class. You may attend the courses at your own pace but may not enroll in any course until you have met all prerequisites.

Register for Courses

Use the links below to learn about the courses, their locations, prerequisites, cost, content, and to register.

Economic Development Finance (ED101) April 29 – May 3, 2019 

Business Credit Analysis (ED201) July 22 – 26, 2019

Real Estate Finance (ED202) October 21 – 25, 2019

The Art of Deal Structuring (ED300) January 27 – 31, 2020

Cost Per Course

MEDA Members: $1,275/Non-Members: $1,375


A majority of MEDA's programs held throughout the year qualify for the EDFP recertification program.

Completing one of the above courses will meet requirements for an entire recertification period.

Learn more about EDFP recertification.

For American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP's), these courses qualifty for recertification credits for that certification.


Contact MEDA if you have any questions.

We may refer you the NDC Training Office if your questions about certification, recertification, or past courses taken.

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Developers Association
P.O. Box 15096
Lansing, MI 48901-5096
PH: 517-241-0011

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