51st Annual Georgia Tech Basic Economic Development Course

February 27 - March 2, 2018

Preparing You for Impact and Influence in Economic Development

    About BEDC 2018 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.

    This year’s theme will be automation. The course will explore the opportunities and impacts of automation to your communities and workforce.

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    Our keynote address will be given by Josh Benton of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. His discussion will focus on the impact of automation on economic development and the future of the workplace in communities.

    Josh is an economic and workforce development professional with over a decade of experience and currently serves as the Executive Director of Workforce Development. He leads the Cabinet’s workforce efforts including site selection, program and policy development, management of the Bluegrass State Skills Corporation and, through partnership, promotes the Commonwealth’s private sector-focused workforce initiatives.

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