Community Development Institute (CDI) | Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives

Community Development Institute (CDI)

The Community Development Institute (CDI) is the go-to resource for community and economic development training. Learn the skills and strategies you need to make an immediate impact on your community. CDI is beneficial for any community leader: elected officials, economic and community developers, city planners, nonprofit professionals, and more.

At CDI, our participants learn how to connect community assets with opportunities, build consensus with local and regional leaders, and sustain the economic development process over time. Build your network, grow as a professional, and develop your community!

Registration for CDI 2021 Year 1 is full. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for Year 1, please contact Emily Cooper-Yates at

Follow this link to register for CDI 2021.