Community Policy and Research Services


We Facilitate Economic Development

Developing, as well as maintaining, a community, region, and state that support long-term economic development is difficult to accomplish. Today’s fast-changing business climate, accelerated by globalization, requires innovative planning supported by best practices and research. The Enterprise Innovation Institute offers a broad range of services to help you make the best economic development decisions. These include:

Enhancing Community Economic Development Efforts
We develop and deliver practical, knowledge-based solutions to communities and regions throughout the state. In addition to our services designed to leverage your community’s economic development and technology efforts through TechsmartSM, Calibration TM , and AcceleratorSM programs, we also customize solutions for your community.

Planning for the Future
Growth is inevitable for many communities, making management of it a necessary, if difficult task. Our tools and services – including WebFIT TM and WebLOCI TM – enable you to make more informed decisions, based on fiscal and economic factors, about the impacts of new and growing companies as well as the consequences of land-use decisions.

Research and Policies That Matter
Although our research is based on the latest academic theories, we interpret it in both practical and actionable terms for your community. We also assist the state and its communities in developing and implementing technology-based economic development policies.

Attracting Industry
By leveraging Georgia Tech’s tremendous resources, we help your community and region attract the kinds of high-wage and high-technology industries.

Training for Today and Tomorrow
for more than 40 years, Georgia Tech has been a nationally and internationally recognized leader in economic development training for practitioners, government officials, and others interested in innovative yet practical approaches. Many of our programs offer credit toward economic development certifications.

Forum on Innovations in Economic Development Series
The Forum brings together faculty, other researchers, students, economic development practitioners, and policy-makers to discuss leading-edge ideas and best practices in economic development. Established in 2004, the Forum meets three to four times per semester at Georgia Tech.

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