Fond du Lac County EDC: Melissa Hunt receives certification as economic development finance professional

Contact: Brenda Hicks-Sorensen, (920) 929-2063 or [email protected]

Or Melissa Hunt, (920) 929-7541 or [email protected]

Melissa Hunt, Community Development Specialist for the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation, has successfully completed the Economic Development Finance Professional Certification Program through the National Development Council.

The training is specially geared to developing knowledge and skills essential to making deals happen.  The Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) Certification Program is a rigorous, four-course training series that explores the skills essential for the successful practice of economic development – business credit and real estate finance analysis techniques, loan packaging procedures, negotiating and problem solving skills and deal structuring techniques. 

Participants in the EDFP Certification Program build the capacity to translate development opportunities into results for their communities through the practice of real world examples, actual projects, and hands-on exercises. 

Melissa Hunt has been the community development specialist for FCEDC since January 2009. She coordinates community development authority activities, develops revitalization strategies, and assists business and property owners with improvement projects in North Fond du Lac, Ripon and Waupun.

The mission of Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation is to improve the economic well being of the businesses, communities, and residents of the county via business attraction activities, existing business development, entrepreneurial services, community preparedness and consultation and workforce development.