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Georgia Tech's 47th Basic Economic Development Course

Today I graduated from the Georgia Tech Basic Economic Development Course. Hands down, the most intense, yet the best economic development training I have ever received!

I am grateful that is offered in Georgia and that my job saw it important enough to send me. There were people from FL, VA, ND, TN, and of course, GA.

I highly recommend every economic development practitioner attend. While on-the-job training is wonderful, this course provides a wealth of information in one setting that you may not learn elsewhere.

While not getting into the details, the course covered:

  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Business Recruitment
  • Site Selection
  • Economic vs. Fiscal Analysis
  • GIS and Mapping Data Retrieval
  • Sustainability
  • Workforce Development
  • Media Relations 
Additionally, this course is required for Economic Development Certification (CEcD) administered through the International Economic Development Council.

Of most importance from taking this class is the relationships. I made new friends. That is what I am most grateful for. 

Cheers to my classmates and great success in our careers!

Congrats to my classmates of Georgia Tech's 47th Annual Basic Economic Development Course.






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