In 1967, Georgia Tech offered the first Basic Economic Development Course in the country and continues today to provide innovative and leading edge education in both the fundamentals and new concepts in economic development. In 2018, our Basic Economic Development Course will celebrate 51 years of being one of the first steps in the career of more than 3,000 economic developers. Here at Georgia Tech, we are committed to providing nationally recognized experts in economic development and topics that are relevant to you and the impact you have on your companies and organizations. Join us this year as we explore core economic development topics and important trends that are transforming the economic development profession and the businesses and communities you support. This year’s theme will be automation. The course will explore the opportunities and impacts of automation to your communities and workforce.