Programs and Services

The Georgia Workforce and Economic Resilience Center brings together numerous programs and services devoted to strengthening talent pipelines and supporting economic development across the state. A few of our most requested offerings are below.

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Rural Development

We help communities throughout the state of Georgia, many of them rural, to prepare for economic success and build resilience so they can make informed decisions in the face of challenges. In particular, our Planning Rural Opportunities for Prosperity and Economic Leadership (PROPEL) program guides low-income rural cities and counties through a multistep model to develop and implement a plan to advance their economies.

PROPEL Services

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Professional Development

Each year, thousands of elected and appointed government officials, development authority board members, administrators and economic development executives benefit from our training and professional development opportunities. We work together to improve their knowledge and leadership skills and sharpen their understanding of key economic development concepts and processes.

Professional Development Services

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Demographic, Economic and Labor Market Analysis

We provide data analysis and training for data-informed decision making, planning and assessment. We synthesize data to develop a deeper understanding of a county or region’s labor market, educational profile and industries and occupations that are declining and growing. We also train educators on how to use federal, state and local data to support program alignment decisions.

Applied Demography Services

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Downtown and Community Development and Planning

Planning for growth and addressing challenging issues requires collaborative partnerships with government and community leaders. We work with communities to address local challenges, identify workable solutions, develop unique visions and successfully implement them.

Community Development Services



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Research and Analysis

We conduct ongoing research on workforce and economic development-related topics including best practices, benchmarking, and economic, labor and educational trends. Past work includes research on the economic impact of tax policy changes, economic development initiatives, transportation and infrastructure projects, tourism, and changes in public policy. We also assist with data analysis.

Economic Impact and Incentives Modeling

Economic modeling and specialized economic impact analysis are just two ways we help government leaders plan more effectively for the future of their state and communities.

Workforce and Economic Development Strategic Planning

We provide strategic consultation, analysis, project management and facilitation for state, regional and local workforce and economic development initiatives. In addition, workforce planning requires bringing together stakeholders including local employers, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) partners, post-secondary education, K-12 and CTAE, and others. These community collaboratives then work to identify development goals and set implementation plans for achieving them.

Post-Secondary Program and Institutional Strategy

We assist higher education institutions in assessing programs, understanding local workforce trends, and developing institutional strategies to maximize service effectiveness, serve students, meet regional workforce needs and achieve measurable outcomes.

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