Preparing You for Impact and Influence in Economic Development

About the Georgia Tech BEDC:

In 1967, Georgia Tech offered the first Basic Economic Development Course in the country and continues today to provide innovative education in both fundamentals and new concepts in economic development. Our course will expose you to cutting-edge economic development trends that will help your community build for the future. Learn from some of the nation’s most dynamic economic development leaders as you satisfy the IEDC course requirements for Introduction to Economic Development.

Placemaking and Economic Recovery: Creating Communities Where People Want To Live And Businesses Want To Be

This four-day course will explore using placemaking as a recovery tool to create quality places. Telecommuting and remote work are here to stay, and America’s great Covid migration is well underway. In today’s highly mobile society, quality of life is essential for attracting talent and retaining existing companies. Relocation trends show many workers are choosing to move to other areas when they are no longer connected to a centralized office location. Our guest speakers will address creating quality communities, economic recovery and resilience, effective incentive strategies, and a wide variety of other economic development topics to help attract and keep business and talent in your community.

Come join us to learn what communities are doing to capitalize on their unique assets and how placemaking can be successfully used as an economic development tool.