Florida League of Cities - Kevin Crowder developed an economic development curriculum for the Florida League of Cities University, which provided real world guidance on fundamental and realistic economic development for elected officials. This training was held in four (4) locations throughout the State of Florida in 2015, and was attended by over 250 local elected officials, city managers, and economic development and planning staff from Florida cities.

The curriculum is based on the BusinessFlareTM approach to economic development, and included sessions on what drives economic development, managing and funding economic development, real estate and public/private partnerships, business retention and attraction, branding for business, and measuring economic development.