Taimerica principals are nationally recognized experts in training for economic development professionals.  Our specialty is the design of short-courses tailored to the needs of development practitioners.

Ed Bee is the Dean of the Louisiana Economic Development Training Program at Southeastern Louisiana University.  Bee hold faculty appointments in the School of Business and Economic Development at the University of Southern Mississippi and in the Department of Economics and Finance at Murray State University where he teaches graduate classes in economic development, global economics and benefit/cost analysis. Taimerica is unique in its ability to integrate academic knowledge into the practice of economic development, which provides the benefit of a robust public defense of development programs.

Ed Bee and Jay Moon frequently speak to national and state professionals about cutting edge topics in economics, energy development and economic development.  Jay is the former Dean of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and continues to teach to professional economic developers in that forum as well as in basic economic development courses in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Recent examples of customized designed short courses include:

  • Global economics
  • Cost/Benefit analysis and economic impact modeling
  • Economic development for defense communities
  • Evaluation, formulation and public presentation of incentive packages
  • Winning Investments in a Globalized World
  • Targeted Marketing in Economic Development
  • Strategic Planning for Economic Development

We welcome the opportunity to assist state and regional professional associations with their training needs.  Call or email Ed Bee to discuss your ideas for formal training and annual conferences.

Aerial view of St.Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Russia, site of training course conducted for ASSET.


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