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Wood One of Four DLI Graduates to Support Local and Regional Economic Development

Cody Wood, Chief Financial Officer for the City of Lexington, recently graduated from the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy.
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On Wednesday, September 23, 2020 the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) congratulated four new Tennessee graduates of the Delta Leadership Institute (DLI) Executive Academy, including Cody Wood, Chief Financial Officer for the City of Lexington.

Wood, was one of 53 economic development professionals from Tennessee and five other states, including Maine, who recently completed the first ever virtual version of the Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) hosted by the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (CIS). This week-long course is considered the cornerstone of the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) professional certification program. The course also is accredited by the International Economic Development Council.

Attendees learned best practices in economic and community development, new methods and programs to promote job growth and investment and discussed emerging trends and factors that shape local and regional economics. This year’s diverse class had a range of participants that included…

For the complete story, see the October 7th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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