Trainings and Events

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 non-certification webinars are offered throughout the year to help share ideas and practices from fellow members, sponsors, and experts.


Upcoming Events

Program Evaluation and Implementation
April 24 – 25, 2019  |  Janet Huckabee Center, Fort Smith, AR 
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Moving Forward in a BRE Program 
May 21 & 23, 2019  |  Webinar Format
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An Effective BR&E Team: “It’s Not Built, It’s Empowered” 
June 4-5, 2019  |  Embassy Suites, Jackson, MS
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Note: This is a pre-conference workshop to the BREI Annual Conference.  Registration for this workshop is also available as an add-on to the main conference registration.

Opportunities and Issues in Management of Economic Development Organizations
June 3-4, 2019  |  Embassy Suites, Jackson, MS
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Note: This is a pre-conference workshop to the BREI Annual Conference.  Registration for this workshop is also available as an add-on to the main conference registration.

Fundamentals Course  
June 3-5, 2019  |  Embassy Suites, Jackson, MS
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2019 Annual Conference
June 5-7, 2019  |  Embassy Suites, Jackson, MS
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On-Demand Sessions

A View Inside a Global Plan
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Enhancing Rural Business Development Ecosystems One Conversation at a Time
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Boots on the Ground Business Retention and Expansion
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