GEDI/EDAA: The Use of Data, Information, and Technology for Economic Development

Dates: March 6, 2024

Meets: W from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Online Course

Registration Fee: $125.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

  • Are you interested in leveraging technology to better manage EDO data, projects, and relationships?
  • Are you using good business intelligence research to boost recruitment, retention, and expansion efforts?
  • How can you identify industry sectors with the highest potential for local/regional economic growth?
  • Are your local companies taking advantage of VR and AR to improve workforce training?

This course will cover trends in and the use of data, information and technology in economic development. Speakers will discuss artificial intelligence and virtual reality, marketing and site visits. Participants will learn about relevant sources of economic data and where to find that data and they will hear about best practices from professionals across Alabama. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their own experiences and hear from their peers in the economic development community.


10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10:15 The Use of Technology for Economic Development: From AI to VR and Marketing to Site Visits
11:30 Lunch Break
12:15 The Use of Data and Information for Economic Development in 2024
1:30 Case Studies
2:25 Best Practices from Across Alabama Panel
3:45 Your Turn! Share your own experiences.
Fee: $125.00

Online Course

All participants must have a camera and good quality audio and internet capability. Information will be emailed to participants on how to connect for this online course. If you have questions, please email Thank you.

Amelia Stehouwer


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