Business Retention & Expansion International is the leading professional association for business retention and expansion, a fundamental strategy for economic sustainability and growth. We represent professionals in the economic development field from across the globe in order to educate, train, and promote best practices for increasing economic activity and growth in both urban and rural areas.
Business Retention and Expansion is a vibrant organization dedicated to promoting existing business retention and expansion programs in communities, regions, states or provinces.
Business Retention and Expansion International offers two professional certifications for its members, the BRE Coordinator and the BRE Professional. These Business Retention and Expansion certifications are the mark of a BRE professional and certify that one has the knowledge and experience to lead economic development activities in his or her community.
Business Retention and Expansion International offers both in-person and web-based trainings throughout the year in order to educate and train its members in best practices and skills for BRE. The continuing education workshops hosted by BREI are written and published by certified BRE trainers (unless expressed otherwise) and are designed specifically for our members’ needs. Additional …