The mission of the Economic Development Research Program (EDRP) at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI²) is to assist local communities by providing affordable economic development and policy research to enhance their competitive positions.


The types of research include strategic planning, forecasting, feasibility studies, readiness assessments, economic impact analysis, and labor market studies to name a few. The program strives to inform policy decision-making and to help governments and economic development organizations carry out their mission.

Communities or economic development organizations in the following states are encouraged to apply: Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

Registration is open throughout the year!

Click here to start your application.

Example projects completed through EDRP:

Have questions? Contact:

Candice McKie

Project Manager

Enterprise Innovation Institute

Georgia Institute of Technology