Amy Brabham, Economic Development Director, To Receive The University of Alabama's Applied Economic

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July 10, 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
July 12, 2017
Contact: Neal Wade
Phone: (205) 348-7881
Email: fnwade@ua.edu

 
 
AMY BRABHAM, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, PRATTVILLE AREA CHAMBER OR COMMERCE, TO RECEIVE THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA’S APPLIED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HONORS CERTIFICATE
 
The University of Alabama Economic Development Academy recently completed its first Applied Economic Development Honors class with eighteen young professionals from around the state participating in the program.  Amy Brabham, director of economic development for the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce, completed the program and will receive her graduation certificate during the Economic Development Association of Alabama summer conference in July.
 
The University of Alabama is committed to supporting job creation and broad-based economic development throughout the State and the Applied Honors class focuses on Alabama’s emerging practitioners.  The class curriculum highlighted areas of study that almost every local economic development organization faces including existing industry retention, recruiting new jobs, growing leadership skills, negotiation strategies, building local teams and working with elected officials.
 
UA’s Economic Development Academy also works with local communities and elected officials to develop workable strategic economic development plans.  With many Alabama communities losing population the need for broad-based job creation is multiplied across the State.  “These young professionals will soon become our economic development leaders and it was a privilege to work with them as they apply their skills in Alabama’s communities,” said Neal Wade, director of the Academy.
Contact:
Kristi Pieper, Marketing & Communications Director
kpieper@prattvillechamber.com, (334) 365-7392