Economic Development Landscape

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Core Class

Economic development is a central theme for all communities – large, medium, and small, and urban, suburban, and rural.

In this core course, economic developers

  • explore their role in economic development

  • understand the roles of private and non-profit entities

  • learn about strategies, tools and best practices

  • identify their community’s assets

  • understand the economic development process and key components of an economic development plan

  • understand how their county fits into a larger economic region

  • identify regional partners and practice using some basic tools and approaches that can be used to help their community develop its own economic development plan.


Learning Objectives:

  • examine Georgia’s landscape

  • define economic development and why it is important

  • explore stakeholders critical to economic development effectiveness

  • evaluate assets, strategies and tools


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