Helping Communities

Our team has the research and implementation experience to help you understand your opportunities for, and challenges in, fostering local economic development.

Our clients include local elected officials, economic developers, policymakers, community leaders, state leaders, state agencies, and non-profits.

Labor Market Analysis

The Innovation Strategy & Impact staff can help with numerous labor force research needs. Labor Market Analysis – The importance of a skilled … [More]


Economic & Feasibility Analysis

The Innovation Strategy & Impact team has decades of experience with fiscal and economic impact analyses, forecasting and modeling, and building … [More]


Strategic Planning & Organizational Development

For years, the Innovation Strategy & Impact team has helped Georgia communities with strategic planning, so that residents of these communities … [More]

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Professional Development Training

For decades, the Georgia Institute of Technology has provided professional development training courses to serve economic development practitioners. … [More]


Innovation Strategy & Impact Project Highlight

Georgia Tech recently helped Paulding County leaders create an Economic Development Organization (EDO) to spearhead its economic development efforts. Read more.... Economic Development Organization

Professional Development Training

Events on December 2, 2015

IEDC Economic Development Credit Analysis Course

Description: This hands-on course presents business financing tools and available private financing options, as well as how the public sector can complement bank financing. You will learn how to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs and increased productivity. Course participants will also perform credit analysis by determining how well a company buys and sells to make a profit. Learn how to read financial reports, financial statements, balance sheets, and profit and loss statements. Enroll now to understand the basics of structuring deals for small businesses that often combine public and private sector financing programs.

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