Economic Development Training and Presentations

Knowledge Is the Foundation of Progressive Economic Development

Since 1995, we’ve been intimately involved in all facets of business retention and expansion, first as practitioners, and now as consultants. There is no other CRM developer in North America with more experience in business retention and expansion than ExecutivePulse.

Business retention and expansion (BR&E) is the most critical and cost-effective component of any economic development strategy. BR&E initiatives driven by best practices help communities facilitate:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Entrepreneurial Development
  • Strategic Business Recruitment/FDI
  • Supply Chain Fortification
  • Talent Attraction
  • Workforce Development

ExecutivePulse helps industry veterans and up-and-comers understand best practices, examine emerging trends, and implement cost-effective solutions.

Certification Training & Presentations

Since 1996, ExecutivePulse Founder and President, Laith Wardi, CEcD, has provided business retention and expansion (BR&E) certification training for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Laith is also an instructor for the University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute (OU EDI). He provides instruction for their online BR&E course which dovetails with—and expands upon—the IEDC’s curriculum.

Laith also provides instruction for state-level certification programs in Alabama, Arkansas, Ohio, and Tennessee, just to name a few. His training is consistently rated as excellent by both sponsors and participants.

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

ExecutivePulse Founder and President, Laith Wardi, CEcD, is regularly tapped for speaking engagements and presentations. He presents extensively throughout North America—and has also done work in Europe and Mexico by request. Laith speaks on business retention & expansion, technology trends, and mainstay economic development topics. He has even done work for board retreats.

Economic Development Speaking and Training

Consistently rated as engaging and insightful, Laith and his team tailor all of their content to your specific needs and circumstances.

Consultation and Mentoring

Are you launching a BR&E program or want to take your existing program to another level? If so, ExecutivePulse can help. From asset mapping and team building to management techniques and technology considerations, we’ll work with you to create cost-effective, reality-based solutions.

ExecutivePulse will help you define key performance indicators (KPI’s), develop streamlined processes, and outline realistic outcome metrics. Eliminate the learning curve by clicking the button contact button below.

If you’re interested in booking a consultation and or using our mentorship services, click the button below to jump-start your economic development initiatives.

Training Quotes

"Thank you for all of your work in putting on a really enjoyable and beneficial course."

"Absolutely wonderful class this week! Thank you."

"I must tell you, you are an incredible speaker—very engaging!"

"Thank you so much for the awesome BR&E class last week. I learned so much!"

"I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate everything you do."

"Your passion and enthusiasm for your subject energized the class. You gave them a great deal to consider."

"Thank you for helping make the business retention and expansion course a great success. I appreciate your passion for this topic and am very grateful that you are part of our team."

"Thank you for delivering a great course."

"I really enjoyed the course and was glad I finally got to see it."

"Way to go!"

"Because of you and Dale, I enjoyed the class very much and learned quite a bit."