June 29, 2020 | Spotlight
Leaders in local and state government, economic development and education attended the free Navigating Fiscal Crisis webinar series the Institute created this spring to provide expert information and easy-to-use tools for coping with pandemic-related challenges.

Institute webinars help decisionmakers navigate unprecedented challenges

Hundreds of community leaders throughout Georgia gained tools to address pandemic-related economic and budgetary challenges and plan long-term recovery through Institute's free Navigating Fiscal Crisis webinar series.

June 19, 2020 | Spotlight
GeorgiaDATA.org offers information of use to community leaders, such as up-to-date sales tax distribution reports and visualizations. Illustration created by Shannah Montgomery

UGA's GeorgiaDATA website helps communities make informed decisions during the pandemic

Georgia's state and local leaders can access accurate, current data to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the economics of their communities through GeorgiaDATA.org, a resource designed by UGA's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Such data is vital to communities' ability to plan and budget in the midst of the pandemic.

June 10, 2020 | Spotlight
The City of Hinesville is redeveloping a downtown park to spur growth in the central business district, incorporating design work from a UGA team that includes the Institute of Government and the College of Environment and Design.

Hinesville incorporates UGA designs into downtown revitalization plan

The City of Hinesville recently was awarded a Georgia Power Foundation grant to support downtown revitalization projects designed by the Institute of Government and UGA College of Environment and Design with community input.