Economic Development

Economic Development Education for Professionals

Enhance your career in economic development through Georgia Tech Professional Education’s economic development courses. If you’re an economic development leader who wants to make a difference, these courses are designed for you. Use the variety of skills you learn to help communities, local governments and economic development organizations make the right decisions to manage growth and programs, create jobs and increase benefits to the citizens they serve.

Available through the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2), courses focus on the specifics of attracting and retaining businesses, building workforce development, finding consensus among stakeholders, and encouraging geospatial thinking through Geographic Information Systems and geotechnology.

Our students acquire specialized, in-depth expertise through access to experts who help companies annually increase sales, create and save jobs, secure government contracts, and attract considerable capital investment.

Courses and Certificates for Continuing & Professional Education

Georgia Tech has offered economic development courses for more than 49 years. We are a training partner with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and Professional Education courses count toward the certification and recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD). Georgia Tech Professional Education's economic development courses are also approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) continuing credit.