March 21-24, 2017
Preparing You for Impact and Influence in Economic Development
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. In 2017, our Basic Economic Development Course will celebrate 50 years of being one of the first steps in the career of more than 3,000 economic developers.
Last year we welcomed Vicki Horton, a nationally-recognized site selection consultant who kicked-off the course, centered on Disruptive Technologies and their impact on economic development. Companies like Amazon, Uber, Zifty, Spotify, and Airbnb have revolutionized the way companies and communities do business. Over the duration of the course, we discussed the impact that Disruptive Technologies hold for regional economies, and explored core economic development topics and current trends that are transforming the economic development profession and the businesses and communities you support.