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 GEDA's 50th Anniversary


GEDA will soon celebrate its 50th year!  Formed in 1963, the Georgia Industrial Developers Association started as a small network of statewide professionals interested in discussing issues important to growing Georgia's economy. Although our name changed with the economic times, we are still working toward the same goal - providing means for professionals to meet, connect and create prosperity.  In the last 5 decades  GIDA/GEDA has provided leadership and enabled many to be catalytic agents of change that generated good jobs for Georgians.  So, now we are taking stock of how we helped to move Georgia out of the nation's economic cellar to its peak as a top state for growth and jobs.  In 2013 we will take a year to celebrate our productive past and recharge for the future... the Great Recession starting in 2008 has helped us know we cannot rest on past successes but we can learn from them!
GEDA's current leadership unanimously supports chronicling our past, not only to celebrate it but to also gain insights as to how people, principles and programs produced results that matter to all of us.   We have engaged an independent contractor to help us gather, organize and capture key documents, photos, and important stories that shaped our past and to discern objective insights informing our future.  Deb Murphy has an extensive background as a content project manager and is under contract to support the GEDA 50th Anniversary Steering Committee plan of action, co-chaired by Annie Hunt Burriss and Jim Lenahan.  
Any documents can be sent to GEDA Offices at 75 5th Street, NW, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30308.  Any electronic information or offers to help can be emailed to or call Deb at 404-405-5904. Thank you in advance for helping us to create the best 50th Anniversary celebration possible!


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