About Us

Our Programs:

Investments in housing and community development
Innovative lending and entrepreneurial support
Advisory support for community and economic development
Professional education and training

Stories of Impact



NDC’s Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) Certification Program is a rigorous and comprehensive training series designed solely for economic development practitioners.  Topics include business credit and real estate finance analysis, loan packaging, negotiating, problem solving, deal structuring and more!                           

Course Schedule
ED101 – Economic Development Finance              October 4-8, 2010
ED201 – Business Credit Analysis                          December 6-10, 2010
ED202 – Real Estate Finance                                     March 21-25, 2011
ED300 – The Art of Deal Structuring                            June 13-17, 2011

Tuition and Registration
$1,150 per course.  Register by the deadline listed in the course schedule and save 10%.  Members in good standing of partner organizations save an additional 10%. Simply enter your partner affiliation in the Promotional Code field.                                                                     

Training Location
Northern Light Church of Christ
6717 85th Avenue North         Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Contact: Nerita Hughes         Phone: 763-488-0272

Local Accommodations
Courtyard by Marriott North Minneapolis / Arbor Lakes
11871 Fountains Way         Maple Grove, MN 55369
Phone: 763-425-5355
NDC Block Rate: $139/night

Training Partners
City of St. Paul 
Economic Development Association of MN (EDAM)  
Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
MN Small Business Development Centers
North Hennepin Community College

Need more information?  Contact NDC’s Training Division via email or by phone at 859-578-4850.