True or False: "Economic development is a long-term process that happens over time."
Economic development is not a short-term process or a one-time project. It is a continuous process that needs to be driven by a sound economic development plan. The economic development plan provides a comprehensive overview of the local economy; sets policy direction for economic growth; and identifies strategies, programs and projects to improve the local economy.
The Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government offers in-person and online courses. Elected officials who complete all of the required coursework graduate from the institute and are eligible to participate in the Advanced Institute. The next in-person courses, held May 22 at the regional COG locations, will be "Municipal Governance and Policy" and "Freedom of Information Act in South Carolina." The next Advanced MEO Institute sessions, held October 24 at the Columbia Marriott, will be "Advanced Budgeting and Finance" and "Advanced Leadership and Governance."