International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

Description: A non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. Location: Online Virtual Conference…

Georgia Port’s Virtual 2020 State of the Port

    GPA Game Day! You are gonna wanna see this! Free registration for the 2020 Virtual State of the Port. Executive Director Griff Lynch will present the Georgia Ports Authority's latest developments in infrastructure and global trade at the Port of Savannah.Event Date: October 22, 2020Event Time: 11:00 AM EST REGISTER NOW! MORE INFORMATION …

Economic Development Finance Programs

Description: Economic Development Finance Programs The core objective of this analytical course is to explain the financial tools used to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs, increased productivity and improvement in the local tax base. Specifically, the course will review current debt, equity, grant and incentive-based financing…

Economic Development Marketing and Attraction

Description: Economic Development Marketing and Attraction The core objective of this analytical course is to explain the financial tools used to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs, increased productivity and improvement in the local tax base. Specifically, the course will review current debt, equity, grant and incentive-based…

Real Estate Development and Reuse

Description:  Real Estate Development and Reuse. July 15 - 16, 2021 This course clearly articulates the eight stage process for real estate development and reuse. Specifically, course participants will learn the fundamentals of market and site analysis, financial feasibility, and what political considerations are required to move a development project from conception to realization. Additionally,…

Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

Description:  Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development. July 29 - 30, 2021 In this interactive course, participants will gain a thorough knowledge of business stages and how to provide support and financial resources addressed specifically to their needs The course will help participants develop a deep appreciation for the unique needs and challenges of minority and…