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The Research SIG is designed for Georgia’s economic development professionals who have research as a portion of their job responsibilities.  The SIG gathers two to three times a year to network and learn from each other about data, resources, and methods to support best practice economic development research.


Learn more about your statewide economic development research resources available via:

Electric Cities of Georgia - http://www.locationgeorgia.com
Contact:
Michelle Holbrook, Manager, External Affairs
mholbrook@ecoga.org
770-661-2768

Selma Dogic, Market Research Analyst
sdogic@locationgeorgia.com
770-661-2806

Georgia EMC - http://www.ga-sites.com/
Contact:
Ricky McGee, Manager, Technical Services
Ricky.McGee@GeorgiaEMC.com
404-521-7620 

Shaun Dodson, Site Design Specialist
Shaun.Dodson@GeorgiaEMC.com
404-521-7622 

Georgia Power - http://selectgeorgia.com/
Contact:
Jennifer Zeller, Support Services Manager
jzeller@southernco.com
404-506-2226

Tracey Ussery, Research Team Lead
tgussery@southernco.com
404-506-1529

Georgia Department of Economic Development - http://georgiainsite.org/
Contact:
Dana Brewer, Director of Research
dbrewer@georgia.org
404-962-4181

David Denison, Project Analyst and Georgia InSite Administrator
ddenison@georgia.org
404-962-4037

Learn more about the primary government sources of economic, workforce, and demographic data:

Georgia Department of Labor, Labor Market Explorer: https://explorer.gdol.ga.gov/
Contact:
Faye Duzan, Workforce Statistics & Economic Research
Faye.Duzan@gdol.ga.gov
404-232-4906

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: http://bea.gov/

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/

U.S. Census Bureau, Economic Census: https://www.census.gov/econ/census/

U.S. Census Bureau, OnTheMap: http://onthemap.ces.census.gov/

U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates: http://www.census.gov/popest/


Learn more about some of the Georgia university resources in economic development:

Armstrong State University

                Center for Regional Analysis: https://www.armstrong.edu/liberal-arts/center-for-regional-analysis
Public Service Center: https://www.armstrong.edu/liberal-arts/public-service-center

University of Georgia

Carl Vinson Institute of Government: www.cviog.uga.edu
Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development: http://caes2.caes.uga.edu/center/caed/
Selig Center for Economic Growth: http://www.terry.uga.edu/about/centers-institutes/selig

Georgia Institute of Technology

Center for Economic Development Research: http://cedr.gatech.edu/
Enterprise Innovation Institute (
EI2): http://innovate.gatech.edu/

Georgia State University

Economic Forecasting Center: http://efc.robinson.gsu.edu/
Fiscal Research Center:
http://frc.gsu.edu/

Kennesaw State University

Econometric Center: http://coles.kennesaw.edu/coles-overview/centers-and-institutes/econometric-center/

Valdosta State University

Center for Business & Economic Research: http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/business/business-and-economic-research/

University of West Georgia:

Center for Business & Economic Research: https://www.westga.edu/academics/business/economics/cber.php

For more information, contact Research SIG Chair Dana Brewer.


2017 Action Plan

  1. To outreach to SIG members throughout the state to ask for topic ideas and scheduling options (for ex: maybe gotomeeting) to better accommodate interested persons outside the metro area (Dana to do this in January)
  2. To have 2 to 3 research SIG networking/learning events (Dana to organize this for Feb., Aug., and/or Nov.)
  3.  To have a breakout session at spring workshop to help outreach/educate general GEDA membership on available data and resources (dependent on Jonathan’s interest in including this in the Spring workshop agenda; and, again, dependent on Jonathan’s plans, Dana can moderate and help confirm panelists)

 

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