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.
examine Georgia’s landscape
define economic development and why it is important
explore stakeholders critical to economic development effectiveness
evaluate assets, strategies and tools